Elaine Park, a 20-year-old actress, has been missing since late January. She was last seen leaving her boyfriends house in Calabasas.
Family, friends and concerned community members announced on Tuesday that they will offer a reward of $250,000 cash for any viable information on her disappearance. The reward is time-limited until September 15, 2017 in hopes of encouraging people to come forward quickly.
Her mother, Susan Park, begged anyone with information to come forward at a press conference on Tuesday.
“We firmly believe that Elaine did not commit suicide, and she’s not a runaway,” said Jayden Brant, a private investigator hired by the family, during the press conference. “It’s our strong contention that Elaine Park is an involuntary missing person and that foul play is involved in her disappearance.”
After leaving her boyfriend’s house (who has been cleared of any involvement) authorities found her car on February 2nd on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Corral Canyon Road in Malibu with the doors unlocked and her possessions inside, which included a phone, ID and some cash.
Sgt. Robert William, a spokesman with Glendale police said,“[We] don’t have any active leads or suspects, in fact we don’t have any persons of interest,” he said. “What [Brant] has given to detectives were just speculation and theories.”
Anyone with information about her disappearance can call (800) 551-3080 or go online to elainepark.tips.
Glendale police can be contacted at (818) 548-4911.