Help Sought to Find Lake Forest Woman

Sheriff's deputies Wednesday asked for help in locating a 28-year-old Lake Forest woman believed missing for more than a week.

Lynette Jean Johnson, who works as a nanny for a South County family, has not been seen since she borrowed her boyfriend's 1987 Jeep Wrangler on July 11, saying she was going to visit friends in Santa Ana, deputies said. It is unclear whether she arrived there, said Lt. Dick Olson of the Sheriff's Department.

Johnson called her boyfriend about 10 p.m. that day, said she was in an automated laundry and told him she would return to his home in Foothill Ranch soon. Johnson never showed up, and her boyfriend reported her missing July 12, Olson said.

On July 13, Santa Ana police found the Jeep about 12:30 a.m. in a vacant lot in the 1000 block of East 4th Street. The driver's side window was missing, but it did not appear that anything had been stolen from the vehicle, Olson said.

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