A 14-year-old boy in Lompoc remains missing despite two searches of the area where he was last seen a week ago.

Alberto Rafael Cabrera Corona
Alberto Rafael Cabrera Corona Credit: Lompoc Police Department courtesy photo

The father of Alberto Rafael Cabrera Corona reported him missing from their home on the afternoon of Jan. 27. The boy’s parent last saw him at approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 26, according to Sgt. Jorge Magana of the Lompoc Police Department. 

Detectives determined that Cabrera Corona was with two known subjects in the early morning hours of Jan. 28. 

“The three were in a vehicle that became stuck in the mud and left abandoned on the far west end of town. While walking back to the city, there was a disagreement on which way to go, so Cabrera Corona walked northbound, and the other juveniles walked eastbound and made it into town,” Magana said. 

Cabrera Corona had not returned days later, so detectives conducted several interviews and followed up on potential leads.

On Wednesday, the Lompoc detectives and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office helicopter flew over the area where the missing juvenile was last seen, but he was not located.

A day later, the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team, three search dogs and their helicopter thoroughly searched the area where the boy was last seen.

“They did not locate Cabrera Corona, nor any crime scene, and there are no signs of foul play located,” Magana said. 

The search for Cabrera Corona is ongoing, he added. 

Alberto is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, a white long-sleeve shirt, a gray zip-up jacket, black pants and black Nike Air Force 1 shoes, police said.

Anyone who has any information about Cabrera Corona can call the Lompoc Police Department at 805.736.2341.

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Janene Scully | Noozhawk North County Editor

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com.