KEYT anchor’s disappearance blamed on medical condition
March 1, 2013
Lopez, 48, who is married to a Superior Court judge, was reported missing at about 10:30 a.m.
After her family alerted the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office that she was missing, deputies used search dogs and helicopters as they scoured the area, a response that raised questions about whether the family received favorable treatment.
Sheriff department spokesperson Kelly Hoover said that the rapid response was because Lopez had been classified as an “at risk” missing person and not because of the family’s standing in the community.