Los Angeles County authorities on Monday began searching a landfill for evidence related to the disappearance of a woman who went missing in October.
Los Angeles Police Department detectives, along with other agencies, have served a search warrant for a specific area of the Chiquita Canyon landfill in Castaic, 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles. They will manually search for human remains and other evidence related to Heidi Planck’s disappearance, the LAPD said.
Fox News has contacted the police.
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Planck, 39, was last seen on Oct. 17 when she left her son’s suburban Los Angeles soccer game in Downey before it ended. Her family reported her missing three days later after they failed to pick up their 10-year-old son from school.
Authorities said she was last seen in a high-rise residential building in downtown Los Angeles. Her dog was later discovered on the 28th floor of the building.
Evidence found in the building led investigators to believe something had happened that resulted in his death, police said. Planck had no connection with the building, her ex-husband Jim Wayne had previously told Fox News.
On November 4, her 2017 Range Rover was found in the underground garage of another residential building a few blocks from where her dog was found, the LAPD said. Further investigation led them to the landfill.
The LAPD did not disclose any suspicious information.
Wayne said he believes Planck’s work may have played a role in his demise. He said he received a call from a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official on Oct. 21 asking what he knew about his boss, Jason Sugarman.
Sugarman and his business partner Jason Galanis were accused in 2019 of stealing millions from customers.
Planck worked as a Controller and Executive Assistant for Camden Capital Partners LLC, an investment advisory firm under investigation by the SEC. She told her friends the company had tax returns due and she complained that her name was on a lot of the paperwork, Wayne said.
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The LAPD said a search for the landfill could take seven to 10 days.
Fox News’s Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.