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Police: 'Foul Play' Not Suspected in Disappearance of Corona Mom


Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Issue 49, Volume 17.


CORONA - A Corona woman who vanished two days ago after boarding a train bound for Orange County is not believed to have been the victim of a crime, a Corona Police Department spokeswoman said today.

"We have no reason to believe that foul play was involved here," said Sgt. Kim Velasco, regarding the disappearance of 54-year-old Jane Warwick. "We are actively investigating the incident. Our detectives are exhausting all leads. But all we know is she got on the train. We don't know about her departure (from the train)."

Velasco could not confirm whether detectives had succeeded in obtaining GPS coordinates from Verizon Wireless to identify where Warwick's mobile phone was last active, which requires a search warrant.

According to Warwick's eldest son, Josh Warwick, investigators informed the family that attempts had been made to "ping" his mother's cell phone, but no further information had yet been disclosed to the family.

"It took a little while to get the ball rolling, but the investigation is ramping up," Warwick, 34, told CNS. "We were a little discouraged at first because it didn't seem like they were taking this seriously. But they're following up, according to them."

The mother of two was dropped by her husband, Steve, at the North Main Corona Metrolink station around 5:40 a.m. Monday for her daily trip to Buena Park, where she works for an insurance company.

According to Warwick, security camera surveillance video obtained from the commuter rail service confirmed that his mother boarded the train. But where and when she disembarked remains a mystery.

"She usually takes the bus from the train station to work, but if she misses the bus, she walks, and it's not a great area," Warwick said Tuesday night.

According to the south Corona resident, the roughly two miles to his mom's office takes her from the Metrolink station at Dale Street and Lakeknoll Drive, south to Artesia Boulevard, west along Artesia, underneath the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, then south along Knott Avenue, ending at Knott and Village Drive.

Warwick said his mother would have been carrying a backpack with personal belongings and trailing a wheeled briefcase containing her laptop computer.

There were no red flags until 5:30 p.m. Monday when Steve Warwick arrived at the Corona station to pick up his wife. Josh Warwick said his father waited two hours -- until the last train arrived -- before realizing something was wrong.

"She never came home," Warwick said.

He said he traveled the route his mother would've taken and spoke with conductors, bus drivers and anyone else who might have seen her, but no clues have turned up.

"We're just waiting by the phone, hoping she's all right," he said.

Efforts to ring her mobile phone have proved fruitless, with calls going straight to voicemail.

Jane Warwick stands 5-foot-4, with a slender build, brown eyes and long brownish-blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a dark hoodie jacket and black jeans.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to contact police dispatch at (951) 736-2330.


Search for missing Corona woman widens

CORONA - The search for a missing Corona woman has Advertisement
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widened to include detectives from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit, authorities said today.

A Buena Park Police Department dispatcher said the Riverside Sheriff's Department had taken a missing person's report as the search for 54-year-old Jane Warwick of Corona continued. She has not been seen since boarding a Metrolink train bound for Orange County early Monday morning.

Her family has become increasingly concerned about her whereabouts.

"We haven't slept in the last 24 hours," Josh Warwick, the eldest of two sons of 54-year-old Jane Warwick, said Tuesday. "This has never happened before. I've talked to the Corona police, the Orange County Transportation Authority, Metrolink, everyone I can think of. I've plastered flyers all over Facebook. We're trying everything."

Warwick, 34, told City News Service his mother boarded a Metrolink train at the North Main Station in Corona at 5:40 a.m. Monday en route to Buena Park in Orange County, where she works for an insurance company. She was keeping her regular schedule, and nothing was out of the ordinary, according to Warwick.

There were no red flags until 5:30 p.m. Monday when the woman's husband, Steve, arrived at the Corona station to pick up his wife. Josh Warwick said his father waited two hours -- until the last train arrived -- before realizing something was wrong.

"She never came home," Warwick said.

The family, with the help of Corona police detectives, was able to obtain security camera surveillance video from Metrolink showing Jane Warwick boarding her train to Buena Park. But there is no record of where or when she disembarked.

"She usually takes the bus from the train station to work, but if she misses the bus, she walks, and it's not a great area," Warwick said.

Warwick said the roughly two miles to her office takes her from the Metrolink station at Dale Street and Lakeknoll Drive, south to Artesia Boulevard, west along Artesia, underneath the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, then south along Knott Avenue, ending at Knott and Village Drive.

Warwick said his mother would've been carrying a backpack with personal belongings and trailing a wheeled briefcase containing her laptop computer.

The woman was wearing a dark hoodie jacket and black jeans.

"Mom is kind of tomboyish. She keeps her dress clothes on underneath her outer wear," Warwick said.

Warwick said he traveled the route his mother would've taken and spoke with conductors, bus drivers and anyone else who might have seen her, but no clues have turned up.

"We're just waiting by the phone, hoping she's all right," the south Corona resident said.

Efforts to ring her mobile phone have proved fruitless, with calls going straight to voicemail. Warwick said Verizon Wireless has refused to supply information on the last location of the missing woman's phone using global positioning data.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Corona police detectives had formally requested that information. A police department spokeswoman confirmed an investigation was underway but would not comment beyond that.

Jane Warwick stands 5-foot-4, with a slender build, brown eyes and long brownish-blonde hair.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to contact police dispatch at (951) 736-2330.


 

4 comments

Comment Profile ImageJR
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:11 am
Our prayers are with you and your family. We will continue to support the search until she is found.
Comment Profile ImageJessica Warwick
Comment #2 | Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:49 am
On behalf of the family - we thank you so much for your efforts! Praise God she is found....and home. We are so grateful for everyone's efforts at this time.
Comment Profile ImageAnynomous
Comment #3 | Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 9:01 am
Praise God indeed!Prayer go out to your family.
Comment Profile ImageAnynomous - Murrieta,CA
Comment #4 | Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Is information being updated on Facebook daily? I've "Shared' the link on my own. I pray for you all in keeping strength.

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