San Diego woman goes missing; car found abandoned in North Park

UPDATE:  10/16/17 – Dalen Payne Ware, Julia’s ex-husband was arrested at his home in Arizona on suspicion of murder.  He is being held in a Phoenix jail.  Because of evidence found in Ware’s car, the authorities believe that Julia is deceased.

The family posted on Facebook:

“Words cannot express the pain and anguish our family has endured since our beloved sister and daughter Julia Jacobson went missing. It is truly incredible the way Julia’s family, friends, co-workers, employer and complete strangers have come together. We cannot overstate our sincere appreciation for all of those who have provided their prayers, support and resources.

However, it is with a heavy heart we must share that we were informed by the Ontario, CA Police Department that Julia and Boogie are deceased. The tireless work by both the San Diego and Ontario Police Departments have led to the arrest of Julia’s ex-husband, who has been charged in her murder.

The loss of Julia is beyond words. There will be no more birthday parties, backyard gatherings, holiday celebrations or other family activities to share. The laughter, hugs, guidance and our sense of security are forever gone and our family’s hearts will be forever broken.

Thank you again to all of you for the incredible outpouring of love and support that our family has received. Even though Julia’s physical presence may be gone and taken from us far too soon, her capacity for love, inspirational spirit and laughter will live forever in the hearts and minds of all those that knew and loved her. This is just the beginning of a journey of healing that will continue for the foreseeable future as we continue to seek answers in her disappearance.”


UPDATE 10/6/17 – The family has put up a billboard on the corner of Mercury Street and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in Kearny Mesa.


Julia Jacobson, 37, has been missing from San Diego, Calif since Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

Julia was last seen with her Wheaten Terrier, Boogie, at the Serra Mesa 7-11 on Aero Drive at about 6:30 a.m.  Julia works as a corporate real estate broker for 7-11, she is also a retired Army captain.  Later that day she was in the Palm Springs area and was heading to Big Bear, according to text messages she sent to a friend.  The text messages appeared to the family to be from her.

On Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, her white Chevrolet Equinox, which is a company car was found abandoned in the 2600 block of Monroe Avenue, near Monroe’s Market, a few blocks from her Idaho Street home in Normal Heights.  The keys were in the ignition and the windows all partially rolled down.  Monroe Avenue is located close to my childhood home in the University Heights area, just across Texas Street hill.

The San Diego Police Dept. has determined that Julia was in Ontario on Saturday, Sept. 2, via a video camera.  There is no conclusive theory at this moment that definitely states she actually went to the Riverside County desert, or why she traveled to Ontario.

Her brother, Casey Jacobson who is a police detective in South Dakota has been canvassing the street for clues.  He stated that Julia had been out of an abusive relationship for about a year.

Julia’s ex-husband Dalen Ware met with law enforcement.  He resides in Arizona.

Jacobson is a 5’7″ tall,  150-pounds with brown eyes, long blonde hair and a tattoo on her hip of a crab holding a flower. A surveillance photo shows that she was wearing shorts and flip-flops when she visited the Aero Drive convenience store on the day she vanished.

Concerned friends, neighbors and any other good Samaritans plan to canvass neighborhoods around Jacobson’s Idaho Street home with missing person fliers Saturday morning. Participants are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at Garfield Elementary School, 4487 Oregon St., according to the “Help Find Julia Jacobson” Facebook page.

Anyone who might be able to help locate Jacobson was asked to call San Diego police at (619) 531-2000.

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