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UPDATE: Missing 21-Year-Old From Pleasanton Has Been Found

The family of Elizabeth Joy Wassei, an Amador High graduate, says she has been found.

UPDATED Jan. 1: A Pleasanton family that had been posting missing persons posters in their search for 21-year-old Elizabeth Wassei said they have located her but did not give any details about what happened in the three weeks since she borrowed a relative's car and disappeared.

Elizabeth Joy Wassei, an Amador Valley High graduate and Las Positas College student, borrowed the car to drive from her boyfriend's grandparents' home in Sonora to visit friends in Oakland on Dec. 7, according to her sister, Miriam Wassei of Pleasanton.

"She just never turned up," Miriam Wassei told Patch Saturday. "She dropped off the map."

Miriam Wassei said it was unlike her sister to not contact her family at Christmas.

"She's never not called somebody, especially during the holidays. We have a big family and we're really close," Miriam Wassei said.

The family reported her missing on Dec. 23. She apparently was located around Dec. 31.

bellaseanna December 29, 2012 at 07:27 PM
keeping her in my prayers.. awwww sad
Scanner guy December 30, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Why did her family wait 2 weeks to report her missing?
Monika Harris December 31, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I went to high school with her sister Zinab Wassei...the year we graduated , Elizabeth was born...this is so very sad...I can't imagine how the family feels but I hope they know people out there really care and are doing their best to locate Elizabeth.... God Bless the Wassei Family....
Pleasanton Mom December 31, 2012 at 08:37 AM
I saw a Facebook post saying she had been found this morning with the fame not saying much else except that they were working to put the pieces together. Whatever the specifics, it's just wonderful she's home. Things things don't turn out this way very often.
Marc McCormick January 03, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Interesting the family waited to report her missing to police from December 7th thru December 23rd. Sounds like she has some explaining to do with her family, but at least she's not a homicide victim.

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