November 5, 2016

Update Missing Child & Mother LOCATED -- SCPD Needs Community's Help to Locate a Missing 2 year old Child

***Update Missing Child & Mother LOCATED***
SCPD received confirmation that Heather Lara and two year old daughter Ember Perryman have been located in Southern California. A welfare check was conducted by law enforcement in the area. It was determined that the pair is safe.
After further investigation, it was determined that the custody arrangement of the child is in process with family court.
SCPD would like to thank the public for their help sharing the missing person information and helping to locate these individuals.
--Update Missing Child & Mother LOCATED--
SCPD is investigating a missing 2-year old child at risk and the girl's mother. The child pictured here is Ember Perryman. She has sandy brown curly hair and brown eyes. 

On Friday, 11/4/2016, Heather Lara and her two year old daughter Ember Perryman walked away from Friendship Garden in Harvey West Park. Neither have been heard from or seen since Friday morning. Heather Lara, the child’s mother, is not the custodial parent. Ember Perryman is 2 years old and is considered a Missing Person at Risk due to her age. She was last seen wearing light-colored pajama top and bottoms with hearts.

The father of two year girl has been granted full and sole custody of child.

Numerous Santa Cruz Police Officers and City Rangers are searching for the pair throughout Harvey West Park and Pogonip. The mother is familiar with camping in the area. She also mentioned to acquaintances that she wanted to move to Mexico.

Ember Perryman is 2’5" tall, 30 pounds with light brown curly hair and brown eyes. Ember was last seen wearing a light- colored pajama top and white pajama bottoms with hearts on legs.
Heather Lara
Description: White female, born 06-10-79. She is 5’5" tall,160 lbs. with blond hair and blue eyes. Heather Lara was last seen wearing long green flowered dress and flip flops. She was on foot and pushing the child in a stroller. The mother has does not have a car or a cell phone. Possible Destination: Los Angeles, Mexico or Idaho.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the child is encouraged to call Santa Cruz Police Department at 831- 420-5820 or Anonymous Tip Line (831) 420-5995.

Please report any possible sightings. They are crucial to assist in locating the missing child as soon as possible. If you have information that can assist in helping safely 
locate Ember Perryman, please call 911.