The California Department of Justice has just updated its list of reported missing people to include 20-year-old Gridley woman Alycia Yeoman.
Just in ABC10’s broadcast area, there are at least 22 reported missing people, ages ranging from as young as 5 years old to as old as 76 at the time of their reported disappearance.
Many have been missing for years, even decades, some as few as a couple of days.
Yeoman, who was last seen March 30, is just one of at least 113 reported missing people throughout California, according to California Department of Justice’s missing persons registry.
Yeoman was last seen leaving a friend’s home in Yuba City around 11 p.m. When family and friends hadn’t seen or heard from her in two days, they knew something wasn’t right.
Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore, two teens from the Woodland area, were reported missing 25 days apart from one another. The two have been missing for more than six months, with few leads to their whereabouts. The FBI began assisting in the investigation to find Moore and Rios in February, but as of this report, the teens were still missing.
California defines a missing person as "someone whose whereabouts is unknown to the reporting party," according to the DOJ. That includes any child who may have run away, been taken involuntarily or may be in need of some kind of assistance.
There is no waiting period for reporting a missing person, either. California law enforcement agencies are required to accept any missing person report without delay; however, it is up to that agency to determine what priority to handle each report.
For more information on how to file a missing person report or to see all of California's missing people, click over to Department of Justice Missing Persons index.
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