Name: Arelie Yeraldine Garcia-Sanchez
Nickname: Ari Garcia
Age: 25 years old
Last seen: September 22, 2022
Location: Salinas, California
Status: Still Missing
25-year-old Arelie Garcia was last seen in Salinas, California on September 22, 2022. She disappeared after leaving home on her way to work.
Arelie Yeraldine Garcia-Sanchez was born on June 22, 1997. She grew up with six siblings in Salinas, California.
Garcia has a close relationship with her two big sisters, who were both married and living on their own. The trio frequently texted each other and spent time shopping or going to movies together.
At the time of her disappearance, Arelie was living with her mother in an apartment on Roosevelt Street in Salinas, California. She was employed as a service advisor at My Chevrolet, a Chevrolet car dealer in Salinas.
On September 22, 2022, Arelie Garcia was last seen leaving her home in Salinas, California.
Around 6:34 a.m, Garcia was captured on surveillance video leaving her residence in her vehicle, a bright red-wrapped Honda Accord. Shortly after, she sent her sister a text message telling her that she was on her way to work
Arelie Garcia never made it to work that morning and hasn’t been heard from since.
Her family filed a missing person’s report with the Salinas Police Department after they received a call from her manager, alerting them that she never showed up.
Garcia’s phone and bank account have had no activity since she disappeared.
On the evening she went missing, two of her sisters used the Find My iPhone app and discovered that Arelie‘s cell phone last pinged to an area in Big Sur, about an hour’s drive from Salinas.
Her vehicle was found parked on the side of the road on Highway 1, near the Little Sur River in Big Sur. Her cell phone and wallet were found inside. The car was found locked with the keys in the ignition, and there were no obvious signs of foul play.
Authorities stated that Garcia left her residence alone that morning and there was no indication that someone approached her, nor that her vehicle was followed. She left home at 6:34 am and had been expected at arrive at work around 7:00 am.
Police found no evidence of foul play in Arelie Garcia’s disappearance. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Arelie’s discovery.
The circumstances of Arelie Garcia’s disappearance remain unclear and his case is currently classified as missing. Her case remains unsolved.
Hispanic female born on June 22, 1997. Arelie has brown hair, brown eyes, stands 5’6 tall, and weighs 130 – 168 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Arelie has a cleft chin and dermal piercings on her chest. She wears contact lenses.
Clothing and accessories:
Arelie was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Arelie Yeraldine Garcia please contact the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7393. Agency Case Number: 22090801
Resources & Further Information
Arelie Garcia – Police Service of Salinas
Arelie Garcia #MP99548 – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Arelie Yeraldine Garcia Sanchez – State of California – Department of Justice
Bring Arelie Home – Website
News & Media Links
Family raises awareness for Arelie Garcia’s disappearance 10 months ago at Salinas Rodeo – KION 46 News Channel 09/2022
For the family of a missing Salinas woman, Christmas will be lonely – Monterey County Weekly 12/2022
Sisters desperately seeking answers in September 2022 disappearance of Salinas, California woman Arelie Garcia – NBC News 09/2023
Arelie Garcia’s Family Marks One Year Since Her Disappearance — With Little Progress in Finding Her – Monterey County Weekly 09/2023
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