The search for a missing Corona woman has widened to include detectives from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit, authorities said today.
A Buena Park Police Department dispatcher said the Riverside Sheriff's Department had taken a missing person's report as the search for 54-year-old Jane Warwick of Corona continued. She has not been seen since boarding a Metrolink train bound for Orange County early Monday morning.
Her family has become increasingly concerned about her whereabouts.
"We haven't slept in the last 24 hours," Josh Warwick, the eldest of two sons of 54-year-old Jane Warwick, said Tuesday. "This has never happened before. I've talked to the Corona police, the Orange County Transportation Authority, Metrolink, everyone I can think of. I've plastered flyers all over Facebook. We're trying everything."
Warwick, 34, told City News Service his mother boarded a Metrolink train at the North Main Station in Corona at 5:40 a.m. Monday en route to Buena Park in Orange County, where she works for an insurance company. She was keeping her regular schedule, and nothing was out of the ordinary, according to Warwick.
There were no red flags until 5:30 p.m. Monday when the woman's husband, Steve, arrived at the Corona station to pick up his wife. Josh Warwick said his father waited two hours -- until the last train arrived -- before realizing something was wrong.
"She never came home," Warwick said.
The family, with the help of Corona police detectives, was able to obtain security camera surveillance video from Metrolink showing Jane Warwick boarding her train to Buena Park. But there is no record of where or when she disembarked.
"She usually takes the bus from the train station to work, but if she misses the bus, she walks, and it's not a great area," Warwick told City News Service.
Warwick said the roughly two miles to her office takes her from the Metrolink station at Dale Street and Lakeknoll Drive, south to Artesia Boulevard, west along Artesia, underneath the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, then south along Knott Avenue, ending at Knott and Village Drive.
Warwick said his mother would've been carrying a backpack with personal belongings and trailing a wheeled briefcase containing her laptop computer.
The woman was wearing a dark hoodie jacket and black jeans.
"Mom is kind of tomboyish. She keeps her dress clothes on underneath her outer wear," Warwick said.
Warwick said he traveled the route his mother would've taken and spoke with conductors, bus drivers and anyone else who might have seen her, but no clues have turned up.
"We're just waiting by the phone, hoping she's all right," the south Corona resident said.
Efforts to ring her mobile phone have proved fruitless, with calls going straight to voicemail. Warwick said Verizon Wireless has refused to supply information on the last location of the missing woman's phone using global positioning data.
It wasn't immediately clear whether Corona police detectives had formally requested that information. A police department spokeswoman confirmed an investigation was underway but would not comment beyond that.
Jane Warwick stands 5-foot-4, with a slender build, brown eyes and long brownish-blonde hair.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to contact police dispatch at (951) 736-2330. --City News Service