Lauren Cho Wiki – Lauren Cho Biography
Lauren Cho is a New Jersey woman who was reported missing on June 28, 2021. Officials said they found human remains that have not yet been identified.
On Saturday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department conducted an additional search and rescue operation in the ongoing search for Cho.
She is 30 years old.
Cho was last seen on June 28, shortly after 5 p.m., when she may have walked away from a short-term rental she was using during travels with friends and an ex-boyfriend, sheriff’s officials said.
Despite how much it hurts to reopen this, I want to use the attention now and just power through.
This is one of my best friends Lauren Cho (El Cho)
She went missing in Yucca Valley, Ca on June 28th. Please share this as much as you can pic.twitter.com/Y1Izw9XOB7
— ye Garnished 🍀 (@loudgoblin) September 20, 2021
About a week later, relatives of Cho activated a Facebook page called “Missing Person: Lauren ‘El’ Cho” to raise awareness about her disappearance. The case of Cho, who is Korean American, and those of other women of color appeared to get a boost in attention amid criticism of the news media’s intense focus on the late-summer disappearance and death of Gabby Petito, who was white.
Human Remain Found
Southern California authorities searching for missing New Jersey woman Lauren Cho said Sunday they had found human remains near her last known whereabouts in the high desert.
No connection has been made to Cho, 30, known to friends and family as Lauren “El” Cho. Identification of the remains by the San Bernardino County coroner could take weeks, sheriff’s officials said.
“The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department conducted an additional search and rescue operation in the ongoing search for Lauren Cho,” it said in a statement. “During the search, unidentified human remains were located in the rugged terrain of the open desert of Yucca Valley.”
The location, which roughly matches the area where Cho was last seen, includes a property that had been searched in July.
Investigators said Cho walked away from the home where she was staying in the 8600 block of Benmar Trail, Yucca Valley, at 5 p.m. on June 28, according to the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station, the station leading the search.
Her image was circulated by the station when she was reported missing, but she has not yet been found.
On Saturday, the remains found were transported to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Division, where staff will work to identify the remains and determine a cause of death.
The identification process could take several weeks, officials said.
Officials said no further information would be released until the identity of the deceased had been confirmed.
Anyone with information about Lauren Cho is asked to contact Detective Edward Hernandez or Sergeant Justin Giles, Specialized Investigations Division, at 909-387-3589.