Michaela Joy Garecht

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MISSING SINCE: November 19, 1988 | MISSING FROM: Hayward, California

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  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: January 24, 1979
  • Age Missing: 9
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Height: 4'8"
  • Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Alias/Nickname: Kayla

Identifying Characteristics:

Michaela has prominent ears and her eyes slant slightly downward. Her ears are possibly pierced. Her teeth are slightly mottled.


A white t-shirt with Metro printed on the front and images of people on its midsection, denim pants rolled above her knees, flesh-colored nylon stockings, black cloth shoes with brown plastic soles, and 3" long pearl or white-colored earrings that resembled feathers.


Michaela was abducted by an unknown individual (composite picture belowt) while trying to retrieve her scooter from him in front of the Rainbow Market on Mission. The abductor escaped with her and she has not been seen since. The suspect was between 18 - 24 years with a slender build. He had a pock-marked or pimpled face and dirty blonde hair. He was driving an older model full-size car, possibly a gold or tan 4-door.

Michaela Garecht kidnapping suspect

Investigating Agencies:

  • Hayward Police Department: 1-510-293-7000
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

Case Numbers:

  • Police Case #: 88112127
  • NCIC Case #: M-566376392
  • NCMEC Case #: 717172

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