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Authorities recovered this morning the body of previously missing 30-year-old Jenny Lorber in the ocean near the Paradise Cove shoreline, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The remains were found just before 9 a.m. about 225 yards from the water's edge, the release says. A member of Lorber's family confirmed the body's identity as that of Jennifer Michelle Lorber, a Southern California native missing since Thursday, May 23.
A cause of death is pending additional testing as of Monday, June 3, that could take six to eight weeks, according to the LA Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities would not provide any further comment on Lorber’s death.
The LA County Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit directed the search that began the evening of May 23, a day after Lorber reportedly arrived in Malibu after flying from Utah to Los Angeles.
She was last seen and heard from late Thursday/early Friday, May 24, near Paradise Cove.
On Saturday, May 25, authorities found Lorber’s rental car — a 2018 Toyota RAV4 — parked on Pacific Coast Highway at Paradise Cove.
According to family friend Rosie Sanchez, Lorber did not inform friends or family she was traveling to LA and once she arrived only informed a “select few” with vague details.
Sanchez said she, and “a select few” other friends and family members, received “goodbye” messages through text or email from Lorber on Thursday evening, May 23.
Growing up, Lorber spent a lot of time in Malibu, said Sanchez, speaking on behalf of the family. Lorber’s grandparents, Norman and Joyce Lorber, reportedly owned a home on Paradise Cove for more than 30 years.
Lorber spent a lot of time at the Malibu home, as well as in Venice and Culver City, Sanchez said, adding that Lorber graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in international relations before spending time traveling the world.
Lorber lived for a time in Moab, Utah, before recently moving to Denver to study acupuncture at Five Element School in Boulder, Colo., Sanchez said.
An artist, Lorber operated the online jewelry store Pulso Jewelry. A portion of Pulso sales was donated to “social and global causes for change,” according to the website, pulsojewelry.com.
“I view my work as an opportunity to spotlight images and stories that raise consciousness about human rights and environmental issues,” a post from Lorber on the site reads. “It is our responsibility as producers, as consumers and as humans to take care of one another and our planet.”
Sanchez called Lorber a “beautiful soul” who loved to read and cook.
“She has the most beautiful laugh and a huge smile with dimples you’ll never forget,” she said.
Authorities are still investigating and ask anyone with information to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit, Sgt. Mike Rodriguez, Detectives Abraham or Pereida at (323) 890-5500.
Provide information anonymously, by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the P3 Tips mobile app, or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.