Search renewed for missing New Jersey woman in California

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Search renewed for missing New Jersey woman in California

A New Jersey native has been missing since she walked away this summer from her Airbnb in California — and now her family is making renewed calls to bring her home.

Lauren “El” Cho, 30, who had recently moved from the Garden State to the West Coast, was last seen walking into the hills near the Airbnb where she was staying by the Benmar Trail in Yucca Valley on June 28 around 5 p.m, SF Gate reported.  

“Someone knows something. Maybe someone has seen something, and these pictures will jog their memory,” her sister wrote on the Find Lauren Cho Facebook page.

Cho, who graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School, had been staying with friends and an ex-boyfriend when she became upset and left the rental home without taking food, water or her phone, Inside Edition reported.

Lauren Cho.
Lauren Cho had been staying with friends and an ex-boyfriend when she became upset and left the rental home without taking food, water or her phone.
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She was reported missing about three hours later by her ex-boyfriend who told authorities that she might be in “mental distress,” the outlet reported.

“Just a gentle reminder that El is an actual person who is fiercely loved by many, and we see the posts, comments, and speculations made about her situation, her family, her friends, her mental health,” her sister wrote on the Facebook page managed by the family

Lauren Cho's tattoos.
Lauren Cho’s easily identifiable tattoos.
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“One day, El’s [relatives are] bound to come across all of this because nothing on the internet truly goes away. So continue to be respectful, good people. Continue to remember her name and that she hasn’t been found yet and we need her home,” she continued.

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