Elaina Eugenia Rivera
Elaina, approximately 1987; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 42 (approximately 2016)
Date reported missing : 06/26/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/09/1974 (47)
Age at the time of disappearance: 13 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'5, 90 - 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, and a gold necklace.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Native American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Elaina has a small scar on the right side of her upper lip and a burn scar on her forearm. She has pierced ears and facial dimples. Her lower front teeth were broken at the time of her 1987 disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Elaina was last seen in the 14000 block of Mussey Grade Road in Ramona, California at 6:30 p.m. on June 26, 1987. She wasn't reported missing for three days, and the circumstances surrounding her case are unclear. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
San Diego County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
California Attorney General's Office
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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004. October 8, 2016; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.