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Elaina Rivera: 13-year-old missing from San Diego since 1987

Elaina Eugenia Rivera, 13, was reported missing by her father on June 29, 1987, from San Diego County.  Dad told deputies that Elaina was last seen on June 26, 1987 at around 6:30 p.m. in the 14000 block of Mussey Grade Road in Ramona, which is the east county area of San Diego County.

Elaina, is Native American and was 5’3” tall, weighing about 90 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes. She has a small scar on the right side of her upper lip.

Age progression to 42.


Anyone with information on Elaina Eugenia Rivera is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Per Elaina’s Aunt:  “Elaina was my niece and she lived in Ramona California with her parents and brother for years prior to her gone missing. Her best friend was found murdered by *Ezra Adams who claims to this day to not have killed Elaina but did not denied murdering her friend. Since her disappearance and some years later the Muzzy Grade Road area in Ramona where she lived was burned pretty much to the ground. I ran a credit report on Elaina some years later and was called by the FBI within 24 hrs as to who and why it was ran. I was told at the time by an FBI employee to leave it alone. I have never felt that she was dead, but to this day I don’t know very much other than there were drugs and $$$ involved. My sister & husband’s (Elaina’s dad) lifestyle back then was not as it should have been raising two children. My sister has suffered much guilt and heartache over her past decisions, which if I were comparing her to anyone it would be “Sophie’s Choice”.  Her husband, Elaina’s dad was killed years later in a pedestrian traffic accident. We remember them both almost daily but my sister has never been able to come to terms with it fully. I even went to a psychic once and she noted a noun “Stillwell”. I researched it to no end and could never come up with anything.”

*Ezra Adams was sentenced to prison for the rest of his natural life in 1992.  The sentencing had been delayed for various reasons.  In one of the biggest cases in San Diego County, Ezra John Adams, 47, of Ramona, was convicted in November, 1989, of 86 counts of child molestation involving seven girls.

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