12-08-2013, 03:07 PM #1
CA - Michelle Russ, 26, Quartz Hill, 9 May 2013
26-year-old Michelle Russ was last seen by family members around 11:30 p.m. on May 9 2013 in the Quartz Hill home she shared with her father and young son. Michelle had been depressed earlier in the day, but by nighttime, she appeared to be fine according to family members.
Michelle told her family that she was going to meet up with some people that she had met earlier in the day. Some time later that night, Michelle tucked her son into bed and then disappeared. When her family members woke up the next morning, Michelle was simply gone. She hasn't been seen or heard from again.
Michelle's sister Christine, stated that Michelle's son misses her really bad. He cries every night when she puts him in bed every night. Michelle is described as 5'2" and 125 lbs. She has blue eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing black pants and a dark shirt (either purple or blue).
Family members have searched extensively for Michelle since her disappearance. They’re now offering a $500 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michelle Russ is urged to contact Christine Russ at 661-902-9598 or the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
05-04-2014, 12:04 PM #2
Date last seen
May 09, 2013 23:00
Age last seen
26 to 26 years old
27 years old
120.0 to 125.0
10-01-2015, 07:02 AM #3
Update from June 2015 -- Michelle's disappearance wasn't a "walk-away".
Only On 9: Family Suspects Foul Play In 2013 Disappearance Of Missing Antelope Valley Woman
June 24, 2015 11:27 PM
The case has been assigned to the LA County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau according to Cold Case Detective Steve Lankford.
“This wasn’t a walk-away. This wasn’t a voluntary missing,” Lankford says.
Michelle was last seen in the Quartz Hill area getting into a vehicle near 51st West, the detective said.
In a major update to the case this week, he said he believed the woman was kidnapped.
He told Kastner he couldn’t give specifics but found red flags that leads him to believe Russ was taken against her will and could be now out-of-state.
“We’re at the point where we need help from the community,” Lankford.
Foul play suspected in woman’s disappearance, public’s help sought
by The AV Times Staff • June 23, 2015
“She left with people she knew, but there’s a good possibility that there was foul play involved,” Lankford said. “Some information has come in that certain people that knew her might have information, but some of these people are reluctant at this time to talk. And there’s some other information that she might have been forced and taken out of the state, but that hasn’t been confirmed,” the detective added.
“If anybody out in the public has any information on Michelle Russ, I strongly encourage them to call. They can remain anonymous,” Lankford said.
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Michelle Russ is urged to contact Detective Steve Lankford at the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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08-23-2016, 11:51 PM #4A Fox 11 video package regarding Michelle Russ - https://www.facebook.com/fox11la/vid...type=2&theater
Michelle was just approved for a $20,000 reward for information leading to her return.
Interview about Michelle on channel 5 ktla at 10:00 pm tonight (8/23/16).
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