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Kolby Story

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Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Kolby Story
Last Seen / Contact
Case Status
Status Updated
July 25, 2021
Intake Date
December 26, 2020
Source of Record



Physical Description

Hair Color
Eye Color
115 lbs
Distinguishing Features
Nose ring and on her upper back a tattoo of wings.

Details of Disappearance

--UPDATE 7/23/21--  Los Angeles, California.
On July 16th search efforts for Story were underway after some of her belongings were turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department by a good Samaritan.  Amid the search, investigators discovered human remains in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.  The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday positively identified the remains as that of Story. Her official cause of death was not immediately released.

Investigators have not released any information on a suspect in the case, but said the investigation into her death is ongoing.

December 6th, 2020 - Venice Beach, California

The family of a missing woman is asking for the public's help to locate her. Kolby Story, age 33, of Mar Vista is missing under unknown circumstances.

According to the family, her disappearance has been upgraded to critical by the Los Angeles Police Department. Kolby was reported missing by her roommate and a friend on Dec. 9, 2020. She was last seen on Dec. 6, at about 10:30 p.m. on Venice Beach near the skate park.

According to Kolby's brother, Josh Story, the night Kolby went missing, she told her roommate she was going to Venice Beach around 9:30 p.m. At around 10:30 p.m., Kolby made a call to a friend to help her find her keys.

Her car, at the time, was parked near Big Daddy's Pizza. During the search, a third person came in to help. The family said they have questions about this person and their involvement in Kolby's disappearance.

Kolby was able to locate her keys and, according to Josh, left the area. Josh said her friend made four unanswered calls to Kolby after she left. Those calls were logged at 2:00 a.m., 4:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. According to Josh, Kolby's car was later found in the Marina del Rey police impound lot. It had been towed from a parking lot across from Ralphs in Marina del Rey.

Josh said his family was not notified of his sister's disappearance until Dec. 16. Kolby is 5 feet 4 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, 115 pounds, and has a nose ring. If you have any information, call the police.

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Case Numbers

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Police Contact Information

Los Angeles Police Department
Det. Shannon Kramer


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