The family of Shadi Breanna Castro has filed a Runaway Juvenile Report with the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, as the 14-year-old eighth grader has been missing from her Sugarloaf home since Tuesday afternoon, November 3. According to her mother, Linda Hernandez-Luna, Castro attended school at Chautauqua High School in Sugarloaf yesterday and, upon returning home, called father David Luna at 1:30pm to say she was home; however, when her younger siblings arrived home from Baldwin Lane Elementary, she was not there. Shadi Breanna Castro has been unaccounted for since yesterday, and a search is currently underway to locate the girl described as about five feet tall, medium frame at just over 100 pounds; Castro has brown and black hair, dyed, to her shoulders. Castro’s family was scheduled to move from Sugarloaf to Mentone tomorrow, which may have prompted the incident. Mom Linda asks of the community that, if you see Shadi Breanna Castro, “Just tell her to come home, and that we love her.” Those with any information on the wherabouts of the runaway 14-year-old are asked to call the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 866-0100.
Update as of Thursday morning: The family of Shadi Breanna Castro is happy to have her at home, since filing a Runaway Juvenile report with the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station on Tuesday afternoon. The 14-year-old returned home safely on Wednesday at about 8:30pm, after an extensive search by family and friends, with the assistance of local Sheriff’s deputies. As Castro’s mom, Linda Hernandez-Luna tells KBHR this morning, “I want to thank everybody, from the bottom of my heart, for helping me find my daughter Shadi. I also wanted to thank a special officer, Deputy Helen Brunson, for going out of her way, and not giving up on finding my daughter.” Shadi Breanna Castro’s family is still planning to move to Mentone today but, mom assures, they hope to move back to the Big Bear Valley eventually.