See update at the end of this post on the body of the missing woman being found under a bridge in Rancho Santa Margarita.
ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 6:10 P.M.: Have you seen this woman?
Michele Ann McKay was last seen leaving her home in the 25000 block of Alta Loma in Lake Forest around 10 p.m. Monday, and her family members are “extremely concerned” because she “has been has been distraught over recent medical and financial issues,” according to an Orange County Sheriff's Department statement.
What she left at home before taking off on a full tank of gas in a 2011 gray/black Ford Escape (California license plate No. 6PSK061) is also distressing: her wallet, cell phone and credit cards.
Her direction of travel is unknown, according to deputies, but McKay is known to frequent the coastline between Laguna Beach and Seal Beach, as well as canyons and wilderness areas.
Her full description: Michele Ann McKay, who has also gone by Michele Ann Schaffer and Michele Ann Gonzales, is 56, 5-foot-2, 130 pounds, with brown eyes, brown hair and a tattoo of a rose on chest. She is possibly wearing a black and white dress.
Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is asked to call 714.647.7055 or 714.628.7170.
UPDATE, SEPT. 10, 8:59 A.M.: The body of Michele McKay was found Saturday morning under a bridge south of Alicia Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita.
The cause of death has not yet been released, but several people in the past have taken suicide plunges off the same bridge.