A missing Colorado woman who vanished during a trip to California has been found dead, not far from the shoreline in Malibu.
Jennifer Michelle Lorber, 30, was last heard from on May 23 after taking a flight to Los Angeles from Colorado. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Lorber had checked into a motel room in Malibu shortly before she vanished, according to a statement from the department.
Lorber’s body was found about 225 yards from the shoreline in Paradise Cove by Los Angeles County Sheriff's divers during a search for her Thursday morning, KABC in Los Angeles reports. The body has been identified as Lorber, the sheriff’s department confirmed.
“To the Family & Friends of Jennifer Lorber & everyone who assisted in the search, we hope you find the strength in the love of family & friends during this heartache,” they wrote.
How Lorber died has not yet been disclosed.
“Lorber suffers from depression and her family is concerned for her well-being,” the sheriff’s office said on Saturday. Her rental car, a 2018 Toyota Rav4, was found abandoned three days after she went missing.
It’s not clear where in Colorado Lorber lived. She previously spent time in Malibu as well as other nearby areas of California, Malibu Surfside News reports. She got a degree in international relations at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Anybody with information about this case is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can dial 800-222-TIPS (8477), use the mobile app "P3 Tips" or visit lacrimestoppers.org.
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