(CNS) - The body of a missing 19-year-old Santa Clarita woman was found today in a ravine in the Angeles National Forest, at the site where her car plunged off a curving roadway in what authorities called an apparent accident.
Sarah Alarid's car was found off Sand Canyon Road near the Bear Divide Access Road, according to the Sheriff's Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department, which sent personnel to the location shortly before 10 a.m.
A body found nearby was identified by sheriff's investigators as Alarid, who had been missing since New Year's Day. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said her death "looks like a traffic accident and doesn't look like foul play."
In the same general area, authorities were also investigating the discovery of what was thought to be a shallow grave near mile marker 2.92 near Big Tujunga Canyon Road, but no human remains were found, authorities said.
"It appears to be a shallow grave, but we don't know for sure at this point," Whitmore said.
Alarid was last seen at 3 a.m. Jan. 1. She had an argument with an ex-boyfriend at a party and left in her 2002 silver Ford Focus. The party was in the Shadow Pines neighborhood of Canyon Country, at a friend's house on Poppy Meadow Street.