WEATHER »
Christina Veloz-Payne

SB Sheriff

Christina Veloz-Payne


Sheriff Searches for Missing Goleta Girl

Christina Veloz-Payne Last Seen at Girsh Park Fireworks Festival


The Sheriff’s Department has told area news agencies that 14-year-old Goleta resident Christina Veloz-Payne is missing. The girl was last seen by her friends at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday while she was attending the Labor Day fireworks show in Girsh Park. She reportedly told her friends that she was going to walk to her home on San Milano Drive, but has not been seen and has not been heard from since.

Veloz-Payne was last wearing a white T-shirt, a black hoodie, black Dickies shorts, white socks, and black Vans shoes. She is Hispanic, 4‘11” tall, 130 lbs, and has brown hair, brown eyes, and a scar on the right side of her head.

Anyone with information about Christina Veloz-Payne’s whereabouts is asked to call the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department at (805) 681-4168, (805) 681-4150, or (805) 681-4100.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Santa Barbara’s 1969 Oil Spill Reverberates in Today’s Environmental Battles

The catastrophic oil spill of 1969 still reverberates over environmental battles today.

Beach Driving Halted at Hollister Ranch

The Coastal Commission says it's "degrading" to natural habitats.

Despite Bankruptcy Threat, PG&E Progressing with Diablo Shutdown

The utility insists it has the necessary $3.2 billion in funds.

Westmont Photo Show Finds Beauty in People-Planet Tensions

The exhibit coincides with the 1/9 Debris Flow and 1969 Oil Spill anniversaries.

SBCC Official Returning After N-Word Controversy

Lyndsay Mass has been on unpaid leave since November.