Search called off for missing Vallejo teen
May 29, 2016
Officials called off the search Saturday for a 15-year-old Vallejo girl who was kidnapped on Wednesday. On Thursday, her alleged kidnapper was shot and killed by officers in Solvang.
Authorities called of the search for Pearl Pinson along the Willow Creek area of Sonoma Coast State Park on Saturday afternoon, the Solano County Sherriff’s Office said in a press release. For two days, divers, canine units and search and rescue teams scoured the area, but found no trace of the teen.
“Nothing was found during the search that would indicate Pearl is there,” Solano County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Christine Castillo said. “Investigators continue to follow-up on leads and any future search will depend on where those leads take us.”
Castillo is asking those who may have information about the teen or her abduction to call 911 or their local law enforcement.
On Wednesday at about 7 a.m., witnesses reported hearing shots and seeing a bleeding woman forced into a car on a highway overpass in Vallejo. Investigators found blood and the teen’s phone on the ground.
Pinson and Castro knew each other, but officers said she did not leave with him willingly.
Castro was spotted in San Luis Obispo County, which started a pursuit that ended in a shootout in Solvang. Castro was killed.