Missing Castaic woman found dead

Marti Myers revised

CALIFORNIA CITY – The California City Police Department and Kern County Coroner’s Office have confirmed that a body found on September 1 in a remote section of California City was 59 year-old Martha “Marti” Myers of Castaic.

As The AV Times reported previously, Marti was reported missing on August 5th.

She was last seen leaving her residence on the 27000 block of Villa Canyon Road, and may have been driving her 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer on the 14 Freeway towards Palmdale some time between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., family members said at the time.

According to ABC 7, Marti called her roommate and said her car had broken down, and then her phone died and she hadn’t been seen or heard from since.

Concerned family members reached out to several media outlets for help in finding Marti and created a Facebook page called “Find Marti Myers.”

According to the Facebook page, the group organized numerous search parties since Marti’s disappearance. On Sept. 1, the search party combed several homeless shelters in the Los Angeles area, according to an update on the “Find Marti Myers” Facebook page.

That same day, California City Police received a report of a body found near a dirt road in the south-eastern section of California City, according to a press release from the California City Department.

Detectives later located Marti’s 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer approximately one mile from her body. The vehicle appeared to have sustained damage from traveling across the rough desert terrain and had several flat tires, California City police said.

Detectives are continuing to work with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to try to determine how Marti ended up driving through remote roads near California City.

There was no indication that foul play was involved, officials said.

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  6 comments for “Missing Castaic woman found dead

  1. ummmmm
    September 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Several flat tires? Did i read that wrong?

    • crow
      September 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

      nope u did not. she probably hit a curb at a high speed of rate and that can cause all four tires to blow out. stranded your obviously going to push your car to its limits even on flat tires. that can cause a car to be harder to drive. witch makes a bigger risk for crashing your car

  2. Cary
    September 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    This shows the importance of keeping a car charger for your phone in your car. You can find them on Ebay for only a couple dollars. If you have a relative that would find this difficult, order one for them, show them how to use it, and place it in their glove box yourself.

  3. crow
    September 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    she got in a car wreck… probably got hurt real bad and was trying to look for help. she could have gotten real hurt in the car wreck and died from her injuries looking for help. I read on the previous post she was on medication? who knows what her mental state was she probably drove way past her destination. not knowing where she was at. got desperate and went into a ditch or something. I think this was just a accident. poor lady but nobody will really know what happened. this is just my theory.

  4. lrdamgirl
    September 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Foul Play for sure. At least they found her and the car. Maybe they can get evidence from the car if it was foul play. Sorry for your loss

  5. Gemini
    September 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    We are so sorry for this poor woman.. We’re glad they found her. Our sincere condolences to her family.

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