San Marcos CA— On Tuesday November 10th, 2015, at about 10:50 PM, two people saw a male and female arguing at Montiel Park, 2290 Montiel Road, San Marcos. The male forced the female into the trunk of a gray/silver Nissan Altima and hit her in the head twice with the trunk lid as he closed it.
A black Chevrolet pick-up truck, occupied by another male and female arrived at the same time as the Altima and parked near it. One witness called 9-1-1 and moved his vehicle so his headlights lit up the Altima and the Altima and pick-up truck drove away. The witnesses did not see license plate numbers and could not describe the subjects.
Deputies checked the area, but were unable to find the vehicles or occupants. On November 11th , 2015, at about 5:00 AM, San Marcos Deputies were told about a missing person’s case by Oceanside Police who shared that at about 1:42 AM, a 23-year-old woman was reported missing from her parent’s home.
The parents called police after they got calls demanding ransom money or their daughter would be killed. The woman, Briana Hagen, 23-years-old of Oceanside, was found, unharmed, at a convenience store in Vista at about 3:00 AM.
She was interviewed by Oceanside Police who determined she was the subject in the trunk of the Nissan Altima in San Marcos.
The relationship between the victim and the other subjects involved has yet to be determined. Sheriff’s Detectives tried to contact the victim for a statement, but she has been unavailable.
The investigation is ongoing. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.