Still Searching for Elaine Park


It has been two years since Elaine Park was reported missing. Park was last seen in the early morning hours when she left the home in Calabasas of her on-again, off-again boyfriend. She was 20 years old at the time.

A few days later her vehicle, a 2015 charcoal gray Honda Civic, was found parked on Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon in Malibu. It is not an isolated area; there are businesses and houses nearby. The keys to her car were found in the ignition and personal items, including her cellphone, were in the car.

According to a friend, Park had a “panic attack” and left the boyfriend’s house. Surveillance footage showed her walking to her vehicle and then her vehicle was seen driving away from the location. The path from the house to where the location her car was found is a very dark and windy road.

Her mother Susan has hired private investigators, and family and friends have searched the area over and over again but there is no sign of Elaine.

The Glendale police are in charge of the investigation, since the family home is in the far north area of the city.

Sgt. Dan Suttles said that, although there are no updates, the investigation continues.

“There is no time limit on [the investigation]. We don’t close a missing person’s case until [the person is found],” he said.

Detectives follow up every lead – there have been several – but as of yet no evidence of her whereabouts has been found.

Park was a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School; several of her classmates and friends have been to the area on PCH where her car was found and they continue getting the word out hoping someone will have the information that leads authorities to her. The family continues to ask for any information or photos of Park the night she left the Calabasas house. A Facebook page “Help Find Elaine Park” has been set up that has more information.

Although it has been two years, Suttles said, someone might have valuable information regarding Park’s disappearance. It may be something that at the time did not seem significant but may be important.

“You never know where a piece of information is going to lead,” he said in an earlier interview with CVW.

There is a $140,000 reward being offered by private donors.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact GPD at (818) 548-4911 or call a tip line set up by the family at (800) 551-3080, or visit the website