18 Year Old Caroline Karimi Missing Since 7/29/13 in West Los Angeles, CA (Update: Found Safe in Wyoming)
18 year old Caroline Karimi has been missing since Monday, July 29, 2013 in West Los Angeles, California. Caroline Karimi was last seen at 7 am on Monday at her home in the 2900 block of Queensbury Street in the West Los Angeles area. Karimi a volunteer at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. Prior to her going to the hospital reports say that she used her credit card to buy gas and then she was spotted on surveillance video at a nearby Vons supermarket, where she used her credit card to buy a sandwich. The video then shows her getting back into her metallic light green Prius and leaving the parking lot alone. At 7:25 am she texted her mother that she was headed to the hospital; however, she never arrived. According to the girl’s father her credit cards have not been used since and her cell phone has been turned off.
She was then spotted on surveillance video at a nearby Vons supermarket, where she used her credit card to to buy a sandwich at the deli, Karimi said.
The video showed her leaving the parking lot alone.
A few minutes later, the teenager texted her mother to say she was on her way to the hospital, but she never arrived.
Karimi and her father were scheduled to board an American Airlines flight Wednesday morning from LAX to Boston to attend a family gathering.
The teenager has brown hair and green eyes.
She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds
She was driving a 1997 light green Toyota Prius with California license plate No. 5YVV475.
Caroline Karimi was last seen at her home in the 2900 block of Queensbury Street (map) in West Los Angeles, according to an LAPD statement. Her family told NBC4 she was last seen on Monday.
“We are looking for information — if somebody saw her, some kind of police report that her car was found,” said her father, Dr. Ardeshir Karimi. “It’s devastating.”
Karimi never arrived for work at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center — which is highly unusual, her family told police.
UPDATE II: Caroline Karimi found safe in Wyoming. She had taken a road trip with friend, UNREAL! Talk about a lapse in judgement.
An 18-year-old woman who was reported missing this week has been found in Wyoming with friends after taking an unannounced road trip, her father told NBC4.
Caroline Karimi of West Los Angeles sent her mother a text late Wednesday saying she was in Wyoming with friends, according to her father, Dr. Ardeshir Karimi.
“She told her mom she just wanted to spend some time with her friends before college started,” Ardeshir Karimi said.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Caroline Karimi, please contact Detective Alma Mercado of the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800.