Jennifer Michelle Lorber dead. The body of a missing Colorado woman is found feet from the shorelines along Malibu. Cause of death unknown or whether foul play is involved.
The body of a Colorado woman who went missing last week was found Thursday afternoon in the Pacific Ocean north of Los Angeles, authorities said.
Jennifer Michelle Lorber, 30, vanished May 23, after checking into a motel along Pacific Coast Highway. Her rental 2018 Toyota Rav4 was found abandoned 3 days later. Her body was found around 9 a.m. Thursday approximately 675 feet from the shoreline of Paradise Cove in Malibu, cops said.
The circumstances surrounding her death are not immediately known. The sheriff’s department said Lorber’s family had told deputies she suffered from depression and they were concerned for her health.
A cause of death has yet to be determined.
To date it remained unclear if Lorber a jewelry designer may have chosen to take her own life and if so, why? Or whether she was the victim of foul play?
According to family friend Rosie Sanchez, Lorber did not inform friends or family she was traveling to LA and once she arrived only informed a ‘select few’ with vague details.
Growing up, Lorber spent a lot of time in Malibu, as well as Venice and Culver City, Sanchez said. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in international relations before spending a lot of time traveling the world.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500.
After an exhaustive search for Missing Person Jennifer Lorber, @SEBLASD divers located the remains of a female adult near the #ParadiseCove shoreline. Positive ID of the remains will be determined at later date. pic.twitter.com/B75FqnA6fY
— LA County Sheriff’s (@LASDHQ) May 30, 2019