In a tragic turn of events, the search for missing Palo Alto resident Ylva Hagner has led authorities to Redwood City. The 78-year-old woman, who has been missing for more than a month, was last seen on April 15th, leaving her home on foot.
After an extensive search effort by local authorities, family, and volunteers, a break in the case came when a security camera in Redwood City captured footage of a woman matching Hagner’s description. The video showed her walking near the Redwood City Caltrain station on the same day she went missing.
Following the discovery of the video, the search for Hagner was concentrated in Redwood City, where police and volunteers have been scouring the area for any clues. Despite their efforts, Hagner has yet to be found, and her family remains hopeful for her safe return.
Hagner, a retired Stanford University linguistics professor, is described as a beloved member of the Palo Alto community, known for her intellect, kindness, and adventurous spirit. Her disappearance has sparked an outpouring of support from friends, family, and community members, who have organized search parties, distributed flyers, and taken to social media to spread the word.
As the search for Hagner continues, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward. They ask that anyone who may have seen Hagner or has information about her whereabouts to contact the Palo Alto Police Department at (650) 329-2413.