Laroya Bray was only 15 years old when she vanished on March 26th, 2003. At the time, the teen lived with her mother and her mother's fiancé in Los Angeles, California. Laroya was reportedly last seen standing outside the apartment building where they lived near Arlington Avenue and Adams Boulevard.
According to various reports, Laroya's mother was not home on the afternoon of Laroya's disappearance. In fact, it was reportedly Laroya's mother's fiancé who noticed that Laroya was missing. The fiancé called Laroya's mother around 5:30pm to say that he could not find her. A few hours passed, and Laroya was still nowhere to be found. When Laroya's mother finally returned home around 11pm, she reported her daughter missing.
Once police began investigating, they quickly announced that they believed that Laroya left on her own accord. She was subsequently classified as a runaway. Ever since, there has been very little news or information available about Laroya's case. In the early stages of the investigation, it was announced that Laroya was seen shortly before her disappearance with a black man described as 5'8" tall with a medium build. However, this information was later proven to be false.
It's unclear how investigators were able to determine that the reported sighting was false. It's also unclear why investigators were so certain that Laroya left on her own accord. She remains at the runaway status today--despite the fact that nearly two decades have passed without any sign of her.
Laroya's disappearance remains unsolved. If you have any information that could lead to answers in her case, please go here to submit an anonymous tip.