Fresno PD say after reports of a concerning phone call foul play may be involved in the case of missing 20-year-old

EMBED </>More Videos

The Fresno Police Department is working together with the Fresno Fire Department and Sheriff?s Deputies to find 20-year-old Lucy Xiong. (KFSN)

The Fresno Police Department is working together with the Fresno Fire Department and Sheriff's Deputies to find 20-year-old Lucy Xiong who has been missing since 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Police said they have reason to believe there could have been foul play involved after reports of a concerning phone call.


The Xiong family said after Lucy walked in late Friday she got into an argument with her mom after her mother noticed she had been drinking and was out too late. They said she stormed off from their apartment in the 3200 block of East Olive Avenue.

Lucy's family said they went searching for her but had no luck, but shortly after they got home her boyfriend showed up to their apartment saying he was worried. They said she called him as she was walking in the area of Olive and First, when all of a sudden he heard a shocked expression from her where she yelled an explicit word and said it sounded like she was struggling and fighting with someone before the call disconnected-- they have not heard from her since.

Police said they have received a few reports since then that could be related, including a call reporting sounds of a disturbance near the area and another report of sounds of a drowning near a canal.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, "We're not going to put all of our energy into simply searching the canal, because she may have been abducted, she may be missing, there may be foul play beyond what we know."

Search efforts have been called off for the day after the fire department said they could not find anything in the strainers. The next step is to have irrigation lower the water, which will take two days, and then have the dive team go in to search more.

Related Topics:
missing womanfresno police departmentfresnoFresno
(Copyright ©2017 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments