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Detectives Still Looking For Missing Santa Clarita Woman (W/ Video)

 A Search and Rescue Team with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station was not able to locate any trace of Sarah Alarid, 19, of Canyon Country, or her vehicle, said Tony Buttitta, coordinator for the Sheriff's Station's search team Saturday.

"Right now, the homicide detectives are out here and they're talking to people. They've organized a bunch of her friends and family in the Sand Canyon area and they're going door to door," Buttitta said. 

Alarid, 19, of Santa Clarita was last seen leaving a party on New Year's Day in her silver Ford Focus hatchback, license plate No. 4WXE737.


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"We never really had any good information to go on (for Sarah's whereabouts)," Buttitta said. "If we could find her car, we'd have a search area. Today, we had nine horses from the mounted posses and about nine people on the ground in trucks. The reason (we're searching Sand Canyon) is that she used to live up here, her dad's a firefighter up here and she knows the area real well."

Detectives have searched several locations with the assistance of the Santa Clarita Valley Station Search and Rescue Team and the LASD Aero Bureau throughout Friday. Detectives are currently conducting interviews and are following leads in the investigation. 

In addition to posters that have been put up throughout the east side of Santa Clarita, where she was last seen leaving a party alone around 3 a.m. on New Year's Day, friends and family conducted a Santa Clarita Valley-wide search Friday . 

"Basically, we have a bunch of friends and family out looking for her," said Sarah Alarid's uncle Brian Alarid. "Definitely, it's out of character for her."

Alarid, 19, of Santa Clarita was last seen leaving a party on New Year's Eve in her silver Ford Focus hatchback, license plate No. 4WXE737.

She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and a blue and gray plaid sweater. She is 5′ 05″, 110 lbs., has reddish brown hair and hazel eyes.

Tattoos: A tattoo of a gun on her left middle finger, a tattoo of a flower on her right middle finger, a tattoo of a skull on her right shoulder, a tattoo of three bats on her left calf, a tattoo of a moon containing the face of the character “Oogie Boogie” from the Nightmare Before Christmas movie on her right calf, under the moon on her right calf is two trees covered in some fog, a tattoo of a red and black sun on her inner left forearm, two lip piercings, a tongue piercing and ear gauges in both ears.

Her family is very concerned and is also asking for the public’s assistance.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau, Missing Person’s Detail at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the Sheriff's Department's reporting website.

For more information, or to join the search visit

Life Leadership With Alex Urbina on January 7 featured Sarah Alarid's uncle, Brian Alarid.

Here is part one of the video:

See Life Leadership Featuring Brian Alarid Part 2

See Life Leadership Featuring Brian Alarid Part 3

See Life Leadership Featuring Brian Alarid Part 4


To contact the Sheriff's Station
To contact the Homicide Bureau, which handles all missing persons reports.


For the latest on Twitter, search Sarah Alarid