Missing Persons

A missing person is any person whose whereabouts are unknown to the reporting party.

This could include any child who may have run away, been taken involuntary, may be in need of assistance, or a child taken, detained, concealed, enticed away or retained by a parent or non-parent family member in violation of law. (See California Penal Code Sections 277-280). Investigations Division conducts follow up investigations regarding missing persons reports.

There is NO waiting period for reporting a person missing. All California police and sheriffs' departments must accept any report, including a report by telephone, of a missing person, including runaways, without delay and will give priority to the handling of the report. If your child is missing, immediately contact your nearest law enforcement agency.

Report a Missing Person:

Investigations Division | (510) 293-7272 | Send an Email 

City of Hayward Missing Persons

 

Talesha Falls - 16 years old - At Risk

Talesha Falls
 
Missing Date: 10/04/2022
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0
Weight: 150-160 lbs
Build: Medium
Eyes/Hair: Brown/Brown
Race: African/American

Talesha Falls has beed reported missing to the Hayward Police Department by her parents. She was last seen in Hayward on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and may have been seen in San Lorenzo near Village Baptist Church with a 15-year-old girl on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 6. Falls is considered at risk and may be the target of human traffickers.

Anyone with information on Falls’ whereabouts is asked to call the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7272.

Additional photos:

Talesha Falls missing posterTalesha Falls

Below you will find a list of unsolved missing person cases from the City of Hayward:

 

Summary: 

On November 19, 1988, Michaela Joy Garecht was abducted while trying to retrieve her scooter from the parking lot of the Rainbow Market on Mission Boulevard in Hayward, California.

In December 2020, David Emery Misch was arrested for the murder of Michaela with a special circumstance of kidnapping through the match of evidence from the crime scene. Michaela has not been located.

 

Anyone having information should contact: 1.800.222.3999 or mgtips@hayward-ca.gov

Description: 

Date of Birth: 01/24/1979
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 4'8"
Weight: 75 lbs
 
Additional Photos: 
  
Michaela at age 9

Summary:

Last seen wearing: black/brown leather coat, black boots, blue slacks, red, white, and blue pinstriped tunic, and a bluish-gold scarf.

 

Chris was last seen on January 18, 1971 in Hayward, California. The car that she was driving was found with the doors locked at a car wash. Articles from inside the car were found on the pavement outside the car. Foul-play is suspected.

Anyone with information should contact the Hayward Police Department's Homicide/Major Crimes Unit tip line: 510.293.7176

Description:

Date of Birth: 01/04/1952
Age now: 67
Sex: Female
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye: Color: Blue
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 130 lbs
Distinguishing Marks: 3/8" scar on middle of forehead; surgical scar on abdomen
 
 

Additional Photos:

Age progressed to 47