Name: Heidi Planck
Age: 39 years old
Last seen: October 17, 2021
Location: Los Angeles, California
Status: Still Missing; declared deceased in January 2023
39-year-old Heidi Planck was last seen in Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2021. She disappeared after abruptly leaving her son’s football game in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey during halftime.
Heidi Planck was born on April 4, 1983 to mother Suzanne H. Planck. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she later moved to Los Angeles, California.
Planck attended Maryvale Senior High School and California State University in Los Angeles.
In 2008, Planck married husband Jim Wayne, a Beverly Hills hair stylist, but the couple divorced four years later after the birth of their son. Since 2017, the pair shared custody of their son and remained on good terms.
At the time of her disappearance, Planck worked as a controller and executive assistant at Camden Capital Partners LLC, an investment advisory company based in El Segundo, California.
Planck lived alone in a rented townhouse in Mid City, California. She was dating Na’eem Salaam, an executive at Facebook’s philanthropic organization, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
On the afternoon of October 17, 2021, Planck left home with her dog Seven to drive to the Los Angeles suburb of Downey.
Planck was joined by her ex-husband to attend their 10-years-old son’s football game, during which she was described as distracted and bothered.
Around 4:30 pm, Planck told her ex-husband that she had to leave early and subsequently drove away with her dog, before the game was over. Soon after the game ended, Planck sent a text message to her son, congratulating him on his win.
Around 6:30 pm, Planck was captured on security footage walking her dog outside a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex. Heidi Planck never returned home that evening, and has never been heard from again.
On October 20, 2021, Planck’s ex-husband became concerned after she failed to pick up their 10-year-old son at his private school in Westwood. He filed a missing persons report with the Los Angeles Police Department.
On October 29, 2021, the FBI served a search warrant on Heidi Planck’s home with guns drawn, expecting to find a crime scene, but found no sign of her.
They found her cell phone and laptop, but her car and dog were missing. Her phone record, bank account, and social media have shown no activity since she disappeared.
Missing Los Angeles Woman Believed to Be Dead
On October 17, 2021, Heidi Planck was captured on surveillance video at 6:30 pm walking her dog in a downtown Los Angeles alleyway between 11th and 12th streets.
Around 7:00 pm., her Labradoodle dog Seven was discovered wandering alone on the 28th floor of Hope + Flower, a luxury apartment complex at 1201 South Hope Street, with no signs of Heidi Planck.
On November 4, 2021, her silver 2017 Range Rover with California license plate U840X0 was found abandoned in the underground garage of a residential building, located a few blocks away from Hope + Flower.
The discovery of undisclosed forensic evidence in the high-rise building led authorities to believe something happened that resulted in her death, and that her body may be in the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
Police Search Landfill North of Los Angeles
On November 29, 2021, authorities executed a search warrant at the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, located on 29201 Henry Mayo Drive in Castaic, about forty miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Authorities performed an excavation of a specific area of the landfill in search for human remains and to collect any related evidence.
Missing Woman’s Ex-Husband Suspects Foul Play
On October 21, 2021, Planck’s ex-husband received a phone call from a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official, asking him questions about Jason Sugarman, his ex-wife’s boss.
Jason Sugarman and his business partner, Jason Galanis, were previously charged by the SEC with securities fraud in 2019. The pair were accused of stealing more than $43 million from their clients’ unwitting pension funds.
Two days after Heidi Planck’s disappearance, surveillance footage showed Jason Sugarman ringing her doorbell and dropping pastries off outside her home in West Los Angeles.
Her ex-husband believes Planck’s job may have played a role in her disappearance.
Heidi Planck Delcared Deceased
On January 17, 2023, a judge ruled that Heidi died at 9:00 pm on the night she disappeared. No further details have been released.
Foul play is suspected in Heidi Planck’s disappearance, but there is currently no suspect information.
The circumstances of Heidi Planck’s disappearance remain unclear, and her case is currently classified as homicide. Her case remains unsolved.
Caucasian female born on April 4, 1983 with blonde hair and blue eyes. Heidi is 5’3 tall and weighs 120 pounds.
Clothing and accessories:
Heidi was last seen wearing a pair of jeans, a t-shirt with a smiley face, and a gray sweater wrapped around her waist.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Heidi Planck, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (213) 486-6840 or (877) 527-3247, or call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Resources & Further Information
Robbery-Homicide Division Missing Woman Investigation – Los Angeles Police Department
Heidi Planck – Facebook
News & Media Links
California missing woman last seen at son’s football game, ex-husband says – Fox News 10/21
Missing California woman’s ex-husband suspects foul play: ‘Something’s dirty here – Fox News 11/2021
LAPD searching landfill for evidence in Heidi Planck’s disappearance – NBC News 11/21
Heidi Planck: Missing Los Angeles Woman Now Believed to Be Dead, Police Say – Insider 12/21
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