Some Disturbing News Breaking Right now.
KEYT (Santa Barbara) Anchor Paula Lopez has been missing since around 10AM this morning.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department is leading a search effort along with Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue.
Word is a family member alerted Sheriff's Department of her absence. Sheriff spokesperson Kelly Hoover said Lopez was last seen near her home on Cathedral Oaks and North San Marcos Road.
KEYT General Manager Mark Danielson released the following statement:
This morning we learned that a beloved member of the KEYT family, Paula Lopez has gone missing. We have been in touch with her family and know they, as well as local authorities, are doing everything possible to find her safe and sound. It is clearly a difficult time for her family and our own family at KEYT. All of us at KEYT stand ready to assist in any way we can. For now, on behalf of KEYT and NPG of California our thoughts and prayers are extended to Paula as well as her family and those searching to find her. We hope for her safe and speedy return.