Name: Elaine Park
Age: 20 years old
Last seen: January 28th, 2017
Location: Calabasas, California
Status: Still missing
20 year old Elaine Park disappeared from Calabasas, California on January 28, 2017. She was captured on surveillance footage at 6:05 am, leaving her ex-boyfriends home and walking towards her car.
Elaine Park was born on September 24, 1996, and grew up in La Crescenta, California with her mother, Susan Park.
She was a cheerleader at Crescenta Valley High School, and was a member of a few different dance companies.
After graduating high school she took a couple of courses at Pierce College in Los Angeles before dropping out.
Elaine was an aspiring actress, and had minor roles in Desperate Housewives, Mad TV & ER.
On the night of January 27, 2017, Elaine texted her mother before heading to the movies with her ex boyfriend, Divine Compere. At around 1:00 am, Elaine and her ex took an Uber back to his house, located in the 2600 block of Delphine Lane in Calabasas, and went to sleep shortly after.
On the morning of her disappearance, at approximately 4:00 am, Elaine’s ex boyfriend said she abruptly woke up and appeared to be having a panic attack. He says he tried convincing her to stay, but she left his house and drove away.
Surveillance footage shows her leaving her ex-boyfriend’s home at 6:05 am and walking towards her car. Investigator’s weren’t able to tell if she ended up getting into the car, therefore couldn’t conclude whether it was her or someone else driving away.
Elaine Park hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Elaine Park’s mother reporter her missing with the Glendale Police Department on September 30, 2017, after not hearing from her for a few days.
Upon reviewing the surveillance footage, Elaine’s mother stated she didn’t look panicked or distressed as she was walking to her car.
Elaine’s Car Found Abandoned
On February 2, 2017, five days after Elaine disappeared, her gray four door 2015 Honda Civic was found abandoned on the side of the 26000 block of Pacific Coast Highway, just south of Corral Canyon Road in Malibu, California.
The doors to her car were unlocked, the keys were in the ignition, the lights were on, and the battery was dead. Elaine’s laptop, phone, backpack, driver’s license, money & other personal belongings were found inside the car.
Upon finding her car, police brought in dogs and divers to search the area, however no sign of Elaine was found.
Multiple searches in the cliffs of Malibu were conducted, but no evidence relating to her disappearance were found.
Authorities state that Elaine Park’s ex boyfriend has been cooperative with the investigation, and they have no reason to suspect him as a person of interest.
The location of Elaine Park, as well as the circumstances regarding her disappearance, remain unknown.
Not long after she disappeared, a reward of $500,000 was raised for information leading to Elaine’s return, with an expiration date on her 21st birthday. It was the hope of her family that it would help generate new leads, however none came in and the reward was left unclaimed.
The circumstances regarding Elaine Park’s disappearance remain unclear, and her family doesn’t believe she would have ran away from home. Her case remains unsolved.
Asian female, Korean American female born on September 24, 1996. She has brown hair and brown eyes, stands 5’5″ tall, and weighs 125 pounds.
Has multiple tattoos; a dagger and flowers on her right arm, a rose on her left shoulder, and a cow skull and a moth on her left arm. Her ears and nose are pierced. At the time of her disappearance her hair was waist length and had blonde tips.
Elaine last known to be wearing a white sweatshirt and denim shorts.
If you have any information regarding Elaine Park’s case please contact the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-3135, or the case’s tip line at 1-800-551-3080.
Resources & Further Information
Help Find Elaine Park – Facebook
The Disappearance of Elaine Park – Stories of the Unsolved
WHAT HAPPENED TO ELAINE PARK? – Jecca Gonzalez
Mother of Elaine Park Describes Nightmare – Lauth Missing Persons
News & Media Links
Mother Appeals for Continued Help in Search for Missing California Daughter Elaine Park – NBC News 02/17
Search for Missing Actress Intensifies as $250,000 Cash Reward Offered – The Hollywood Reporter 08/17
‘We are absolutely puzzled’: Reward offered in case of missing woman – LA Times 08/17
1-year anniversary of La Crescenta woman’s disappearance marked with renewed call for information – LA Times 01/18
Mother Continues Desperate Search Two Years After Daughter Disappears – NBC 09/18
Elaine Park’s Family & Boyfriend Are Mystified At Her Uncharacteristic Disappearance – ID 08/19
Still Searching for Elaine Park – Crescenta Valley Weekly – 01/19
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