June 14, 2012 (Penasquitos) - San Diego Police have been advised by authorities in Orange County that Kevin Stapp has been found, according to Lt. Andra Brown with SDPD.
Scroll down for our prior report on his disappearance.
May 23, 2012 (Penasquitos) – Family and police are baffled by the case of missing teen Kevin Adrien Stapp, 19. Last seen during the day on May 6 in the Penasquitos Canyon area, Stapp told his mother that he was going to the store for supplies, but never came home.
He was driving a bright royal blue 2002 Hyundai Accent, CA license #4WPN955, similar to the one pictured at right.
“He’s squeaky clean. He’s never even had a traffic ticket,” Detective Mo Parga with San Diego Police told East County Magazine. “He had no priors. He’s never gone missing.” A “good kid” with a clean record, Stapp had recently joined the National Guard.
His mother told police Stapp was not depressed and is “a great kid,” Parga said. “I’m baffled. His friends are just as baffled.”
Stapp left his cell phone behind. His credit cards have not been used. He does not own a passport and a search of border surveillance tapes show no indication of a crossing.
Police conducted a search by helicopter looking for the vehicle, initially believing Stapp may have had a car accident. But the car has never been found.
Media was not notified of his disappearance until yesterday due to family’s wishes, Parga said.
“He loves the National Guard,” Parga said, adding that the National Guard is conducting its own investigation. "He's done some hiking but is not very athletic."
Parga resides in Rancho Penasquitos. He is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information on Kevin Adrien Stapp or if you have seen him or his vehicle, please call Detective Mo Parga at 619-531-2277 or call San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000.