California deputies 'following up on a lead' in case of missing Portland woman
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office says it's following up on a lead in the case of a missing 23-year-old woman from Portland, who was last heard from in Half Moon Bay, California on July 6.
Deputies say Angela Hernandez was traveling to Southern California to visit family when her family suddenly stopped hearing from her. Before she disappeared, Hernandez’s family said she would talk and text with them several times a day during her travels. They have not heard from her in three days and say that’s unusual.
"And it's just, it's not like my sister," Angela's sister Isabel Hernandez said.
On July 6, Hernandez told family she was back on the road and headed south after spending the night in her vehicle at a Safeway in Half Moon Bay, California.
Investigators say they are looking into the surveillance video at Safeway for any evidence.
"We are looking at the video footage from Safeway to see if we can gather evidence there. We are doing everything we can," Detective Rosemerry Blankswade with San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.
Investigators believe she is driving a white, 2011 Jeep Patriot with Oregon license plates 436KSQ.
While Detectives don't have any signs of foul play, they do call Angela's disappearance suspicious.
She was last known to be in the Davenport, California area, but deputies did not find any sign of Hernandez or her Jeep there.
Family members have driven up to Davenport to assist in the search and to hand out missing person fliers. They are also offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who might know where Angela is.
Anyone who has seen Hernandez or her Jeep should call Detective Currie at 650-363-4051 or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.