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Glendale police search for woman in 'suspicious' disappearance

May 12, 2010 |  9:27 pm
Glendale police were using helicopters, bloodhounds and heat-seeking devices Wednesday night to search rugged terrain in Chevy Chase Canyon, where a 22-year-old woman has been missing in a case described as "suspicious." Nancy Salas

Nancy Salas, a third-year UCLA student, was last seen about 6:30 a.m. when she went for her normal morning jog after leaving her home in the 2000 block of Eleanore Drive, the Glendale Police Department said. She left behind her cellphone and keys.

"She has never done this before," said Sgt. Tom Lorenz, adding that Salas has no known family, personal or boyfriend problems.

Her father contacted police after he drove around looking for his daughter.

Bloodhounds briefly picked up a scent earlier Wednesday but were unable to find Salas. Park rangers were assisting by checking the steep hiking trails where Salas normally jogged, Lorenz said.

Salas was wearing a yellow jacket, dark pants, white T-shirt and white sneakers. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 115 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Nancy Salas. Credit: Glendale Police Department.