Woman Tried to Enter Bar Before Disappearance

The Torrance woman whose body was discovered in the San Bernardino Mountains on Feb. 15 reportedly tried to get into a Redondo Beach bar before she disappeared.

Cori Desmond reportedly knocked on the door to Bogey’s Bar and Grill on the 2300 block of Artesia Blvd. minutes after she left the Bac Street Bar in Redondo Beach.  

The bar and grill was closed.  But, employees were still there. 

Moments later, when the employees exited, she was nowhere to be seen.  Her body was found some 12 hours later, the next day in Running Springs.

The Daily Breeze reported Wednesday, that through the door, bar co-owner Chantel King heard Desmond yell: "It's Cori. I need to use the bathroom."

King said it is common on weekends for people to try to get into the bar after closing time to use the bathroom or buy a drink, but they always turn people away, according to the newspaper. 

"It just sounded like a typical person knocking on the door trying to get in the bar," King told the Daily Breeze. "When we left 10 minutes later, we didn't see her."

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detectives were working the case on Wednesday from their office in the Inland Empire, according to Cindy Beavers, the spokeswoman for the department. 

Beavers says detectives were following up on leads in an attempt to find the suspect or suspects responsible for Desmond’s death.
 

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