North American Missing Persons Network
Ylva Hagner

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Above Images: Hagner, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 1996 from Belmont, San Mateo County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 4, 1954
  • Age: 42
  • Height: 5'5"-5'6"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White; Swedish
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Fair complexion. Swedish
    accent. Hair was very long, past her shoulders.
  • AKA: Her first name is pronounced "Eel-vah".
  • Case Number: 96-1522

  • Details of Disappearance
    Hagner was last seen at her place of employment at 1070 Sixth Avenue Suite 200 in Belmont, CA on Monday, October 14, 1996 at 9:30 PM. Hagner was living in Palo Alto and attending Stanford University at the time of her disappearance. Close friends and fellow workers believe that Hagner's disappearance is unusual and out of character.
    A witness recognized her black 1992 Honda Civic (CA License# Plate 2BBS966) after viewing a television news report. The vehicle was located Friday, October 17, 1996, abandoned, just south of Belmont and the San Carlos border. It was at the corner of El Camino Real and Spring Street in front of Days Inn, a small motel.
    Law enforcement agencies intensified their search. Bloodhounds were brought in by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department in an attempt to expand their leads. The FBI assigned a forensic team for tests on Ms. Hagner's vehicle. Also intensive questioning was conducted by investigators of her friends, colleagues and casual acquaintances. No information on her whereabouts was learned.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Belmont Police Department
    (650) 595-7400
    Palo Alto Police Department
    (650) 329-2348

    Source Information
    Belmont Police Department
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