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A recent photo of Utah resident Jennifer Michelle Lorber and her reported rental car. Lorber has been reported missing, last seen Thursday, May 23, and was reportedly staying in Malibu.
Staff Report
5:26 pm PDT May 26, 2019

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department is seeking help in locating a woman whose rental car was found early Sunday morning on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Jennifer Michelle Lorber, 30, reportedly flew from Utah to Los Angeles Thursday evening, May 23, and was registered to stay at a Malibu motel in the 22000 block of PCH. It is unclear if she ever checked in to the motel.

Just after midnight on Saturday night, May 25, Lorber's rental car — a white 2018 Toyota Rav-4 — was found on PCH at Paradise Cove. That is the same area where she was last seen sometime between 9-11 p.m. Thursday, May 23, according to Sgt. Mike Rodriguez with the LA County Sheriff's Missing Persons Unit. 

As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were still searching for Lorber.

"We do believe she was seen in that area, but we are not excluding anything,"  Rodriguez said. "That area is the focus, but we are keeping all of our investigative options open."

Rodriguez said at different times in the search, which began Thursday evening, May 23, the department has used K9, air and water units, as well as search and rescue teams and lifeguards. 

Lorber, a Southern California native who recently attended school in Colorado, is described as a 5-foot-1, 100-pound white female with long brown hair and brown eyes, according to a release from the department.

According to a news release, Lorber suffers from depression and her family is concerned for her well-being.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sgt. Mike Rodriguez and Detectives Abraham or Pereida at (323) 890-5500. 

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website