Stephen Ellison

Missing Oregon Woman Found in Monterey County: Sheriff

A Portland, Oregon woman who has been missing for a week was found late Friday in Monterey County, officials said.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office said Angela Hernandez, 23, was transported to a hospital in San Luis Obispo County with an injured shoulder but that she was conscious and breathing. Authorities said her vehicle was found over a cliff on Highway 1.

"I just want to thank everybody, everybody, I'm sorry I'm like in shock to everybody who helped, it's day seven," said sister Isabel Hernandez. "You guys all helped us through the whole thing and Angela would not be okay. I'm so happy, I'm so happy. Thank you to everybody thank you to Monterrey County. we're just so happy and can't wait to see her."

Hernandez was traveling from Oregon to Southern California to visit family when her daily correspondence via phone calls and texts suddenly stopped, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said Monday.

Last Thursday night, Hernandez told her family she was tired and would spend the night in a Safeway parking lot in Half Moon Bay before continuing her trip the following morning. Her family said they last heard from her on July 6.

Contact Us