Karly McKenna Elliott: Missing from California

UPDATE 11/7/14 – The boyfriend, Alejandro Lopez, 34, was sentenced to more than 57 years in state prison after a jury on Oct. 1, 2014 convicted him of her murder. Blood and DNA evidence linked Lopez to the crime.


UPDATE 2013 – A family vacationing from Maine found some of Elliott’s skeletal remains off Gilman Springs Road east of Moreno Valley.


Update 11/22/12 – Per the Press Enterprise, authorities have stated that there was evidence of a struggle inside a home where Karly was last seen.  Riverside County sheriff’s officials have now identified the person-of-interest Karly McKenna Elliott was last seen with, according to a statement.

Deputies have not said whether the man they named, Alejandro Lopez, 32, of Jurupa Valley, had any connection to the residence where the struggle took place. The sheriff’s Central Homicide division has taken over the Elliott investigation, however, indicating Elliott may have been a victim of foul play.

“This is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released at this time,” the statement said.


Update:  11/15/12 –  I cannot find too much information on this case.  Yes, there are rumors her car was found with the key in it and the plates removed.


Update:  Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts or the arrest of those responsible for her disappearance.

Karly McKenna Elliott, 30, from Corona, Calif. in Riverside County has been missing since Oct. 25, 2012.

Karly was supposed to meet a friend and she never showed up.  She was last seen on Friday, Oct. 26 around 4 p.m.

Karly’s car has been found on Sunday, Oct. 28, near Goose Creek Golf Club in Mira Loma.

Karly is a trained Esthetician but her license in California has been expired since 2011.

If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Dept. Det. Palveko at 951-955-2665.  Click for their website.

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22 Comments

  1. update 11-17-12 Karly called her mom the night of her disappearance telling her mom that she is being hld against her will and being beaten (w/a gun) and that felipe said he's going to kill her and dump her body in the desert. It's also being said karly's mom is the trimmer for the guy who's now inarcerated for cultivation of marijuana and (person of interest)karlys mom possibly was stealing from the trees. now its also said that there is a blk man involved in the crop cultivation who also kidnapped her from house on frank ave. and to focus on apts on Iowa ave. n riverside. now its been said that its confirmed that karly s dead . due to the amount of blood (kalys dna) that was found indicates karlys death by gun shot, multiple stab wounds ??? but have no body to prove her to be dead. therefore the search needs to be expanded outside of mira loma. this is some f… up sh.. that happened to karly and that she died over. alejandro lopez felipe persons of interests. you ever think about what were her lasts thoughts before she died.

  2. Where did you get this info the Riverside sheriff dept. did not release this . It is sick that you would post this kind of rumor.Did you think about Karly's family or who would read this? If you want to help Karly just PRAY for her safe return to her family. WE MISS HER SO MUCH!!! She is and always will be the most beautiful person I know! Miracles can and do happen everyday..

  3. it wasnt press released due to not having the body im a forensic crime scene assistant for riverside co. forensics. we went to the warehouse he rents and no body but found a deceased female unidentified fits karlys description. In sbc were waiting for I.d.

  4. Karen, if it wasn't press released its quite possible the authorities didn't want this info released. Also, if your a forensic crime scene assistant i don 't think your work place would want you putting this on the internet. And i doubt you are a crime scene assistant, your grammer and spelling is horrible. Also, family have to id. Not you announcing on this site. Grow up.

  5. What about respecting privacy. The correct procedures??? Not announcing on this site. think of the family, friends etc but then again maybe you just want your 15 minutes of fame. This is hurtful and downright disrespectful to Karly's family.

  6. Karen, I agree w/mern33…if you really were a forensic crime scene assistant, I don't think that you would be posting this info. even if it were true. I believe that you would probably lose your job for interfering and/or providing info. on an ongoing case. If the Sheriff Dept. said that they are not giving anymore info. on this case at this time, there's a reason for that. You could be jeopardizing the case by putting this kind of info. online, don't you think?? Also, I agree that you are being very disrespectful to her family and loved ones. They shouldn't have to see this info. online especially if they have not been told any of this and if it's not true! Maybe you should get your facts straight instead of posting things that you have heard from whoever you heard it from.

  7. If you really are a forensic crime scene assistant for Riverside Co. forensics, then why are you stating that you “heard” that DNA was found and enough blood to indicate that Karly is dead? Wouldn't you have been there when they investigated this and seen this for yourself, not that you heard about it? You supposedly were part of the search at the warehouse that is rented by the person of interest, that is in custody, but not at the house…hmm! And, about the unidentified deceased female that was found in San Bernardino County, the only things that are similar to Karly are blonde hair and green/hazel eyes. The deceased is shorter than Karly and she has a tattoo on her ankle. Karly does not have any tattoos at all!

  8. Their are always two sides to every story! People should be looking into Karly's past along with her mother. It's upsetting that she is missing but she was not the perfect person as so many people have stated. People should post the facts and not point the finger at only one person. After reading all of posts and people's comments about this story it's hard not to question the situation. Many facts are wrong and are just not true. There are two sides to every story!

  9. Oh really “california54321” aka “Sandy” are you aware of a different side than the one that is known? Also, yes no one is perfect, so why even mention that? What facts are wrong and just not true? If your gonna make these statements back em up with something! I can tell you this Sandy, Karly is a sweetheart, a real friend, someone you obviously really don't know to much about……. So Sandy post some facts and point the finger at someone else I'd love to hear what you know about all this!

  10. MPofA Crew above, please check out this Karen Urgirl and if she is reporting unauthorised information please report her to so called place of employment. You shouldn't even publish such unsubstantiated comments.

  11. Miss Karen ugirl;
    I am the black man you mentioned in your blog. I also live off Iowa in riverside in the aforementioned, excuse me “Hinted at” location. In short, I WAS THERE. Get together with your attorney's, so they can meet with mine. Your activities are a hinderance to the Riverside county Sheriff's office, and emotionally damaging to the family of this poor girl. The mother was never a member of the trim crew, and it should also be atated that Alejandro Lopez(the person of intrest) Has a current license to grow marijauana. What you can mention thought is that the mother is under scrutiny for murder herself. If you would like true up to date answers to your questions, identify WHO you ARE and I will answer them. Otherwise be prepared to defend yourself in court….

  12. Miss Karen ugirl;
    I am the black man you mentioned in your blog. I also live off Iowa in riverside in the aforementioned, excuse me “Hinted at” location. In short, I WAS THERE. Get together with your attorney's, so they can meet with mine. Your activities are a hinderance to the Riverside county Sheriff's office, and emotionally damaging to the family of this poor girl. The mother was never a member of the trim crew, and it should also be atated that Alejandro Lopez(the person of intrest) Has a current license to grow marijauana. What you can mention thought is that the mother is under scrutiny for murder herself. If you would like true up to date answers to your questions, identify WHO you ARE and I will answer them. Otherwise be prepared to defend yourself in court….

  13. Wow reverened, first I think karen's facts appear better inline with the truth than yours, but since I was NOT there I can't be sure of that. What I am sure of is that if you really had a lawyer you would have been advised not to post or talk about the case. So whats really going on here D.L.R. I presume?

  14. Hello 951racer.
    My attorney is for suing anyone audacious to make claims, which cannot be sustantiated by the truth. This is what as known as a Civil “Tort,” for libel or slander. I am connected to this case by proxy, and as the name implies… The Reverend is GOIN TO THE BOOTH TO TELL THE TRUTH, and the guilty are going to BURN.

  15. Thank you.
    No I do not know what may have happened to Karly, of where she is. Anyone in the position to end this now, and refuses to do so, should no longer be allowed residence on this or any other planet. I will continue to assist the Riverside County Sheriff's dept. to resolve the aformentioned questions, and bring this situation to a close…

  16. give thanks to miss karen for the blog if it wasnt for her blog then those involved in karlys disappearence whether before during or after the fact ,there wouldnt of been any thing surfacing right now. as for the reverend person you on the other hand, why dont you come forth with your identity? I agree w/ 951racer.THANK YOU 951racer. Now also if you do have like you say you do have a attorney then that attorney is no good because no one on this site is slandering (libel). Now the ca. law on slander/libel look it up and youll see theres no case here.

  17. Does anyone know the staus update about karly ???? Ive been checkin on lopez case and nothing not even charged w/murder…
    QUESTION IS what is that blk man who calls himself the reverend doing to help like he said in this blog.

  18. Alejandro Lopez was found guilty for her murder yesterday, 10/1/14 and will be sentenced 10/31/14 at Riverside County Superior Court, Dept 61, case # RIF1209170. He was also found guilty on other felony charges related to drugs & firearms.