Erica Alonso: Missing woman from Costa Mesa Found

  
UPDATE:  7/22/15 – The LA Times reports that t ests showed that Erica died from a combination of alcohol and drugs.  She  “had a blood alcohol concentration level of .22% and GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy, in her system, also mown as a date rape drug, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.” 

The manner of her death is still open, but authorities don’t believe it was a homicide although they do believe her body was moved to where it was found, so they know someone else is involved.  There was no evidence of a sexual assault.  
UPDATE:  4/28/15 – The body of missing Erica Alonso has been found.  She was positively identified on Thursday.  There is no signs of trauma and the medical examiner will do a toxicology to see if that gives any information.

A decomposed body was found off the Ortega Highway in the Cleveland National Forest near Mission Viejo has been tentatively identified as Erica Alonso.  The body was found by a biologists working for Caltrans about 10:30 p.m.on Monday in a steep and rugged area.  There is no information as to how the body was found, which is curious as it was in a remote and hard to reach area. 

An autopsy will be performed to determine the case of death.

UPDATE:  4/22/15 – Erica’s family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.
UPDATE:  3/26/15 – Deputies found Erica’s car about 2 p.m. near Cedarbrook and Redwood in the Glenwood Park neighborhood, according to Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.
Original story:  Erica Alonso, 27, has been missing since Feb. 14, 2015.  She was last seen at the Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa.  Surveillance video shows her and her date leaving with another couple.  The couple and Erica had gone to the man’s home in Irvine and they left around 3:45 a.m. and Erica got into a fight with the man.  Erica drove away about 10-15 minutes later. 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department have interviewed the man, whose name has not been released.

The police have not classified Erica’s disappearance as a crime and there are no suspects. 

Erica may be driving a white 2014 Honda Civic EX with California plates 7FSS564.

If you have any information about her please call (714) 647-7000 or leave an anonymous tip here.

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