OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The body of a missing Oceanside woman was found at the bottom of a cliff near Camp Pendleton Tuesday, police confirm.
Authorities had been searching for 28-year-old Sara Otero since late last month, deeming her “at-risk” and asking the public to keep an eye out for her Subaru Outback at nearby state parks, which she was known to visit frequently.
On Tuesday, police found the car in a remote area near Camp Pendleton and discovered Otero’s body at the bottom of a cliff nearby, an Oceanside Police Department spokesperson confirmed. She was wearing the same clothing as the last day she was seen.
Foul play is not suspected and it appears Otero died from injuries suffered in a fall, the officer said, but the San Diego County Medical Examiner has not officially determined her cause of death.
The young woman’s family was notified Tuesday evening, according to police.
In sharing the news on Instagram, her father Greg Otero wrote that Sara “decided that she had had enough of this Life.” Police did not directly comment on that statement and emphasized that Otero’s death remains under investigation.
Greg Otero’s Instagram post also thanked members of the community who had helped the family search for Sara.
“Over these last 11 days, our hearts have been greatly touched by the outpouring of love expressed towards our daughter,” he wrote. “It’s a little too much to bear at this moment, but we feel your love … Thank you everybody for being a part of her life.”