The body of Sarah Alarid has been positively identified by officials several hours after her body was located near her wrecked car. What's perplexing is that officials are saying quickly that there is no evidence of foul play in the young woman's death, but that doesn't change the fact that reports of a "shallow grave" have circulated widely with the discovery of the woman's body. So did this grave site happen to be an odd coincidence in the end?
The loved ones of the missing woman haven't seen her body, but homicide investigators in Santa Clarita say that they made a positive identification of her remains. It's believed that Sarah Alarid died in a solo car crash, which is an unfortunate shame. She was last seen leaving a friend's home after attending her New Year's Eve party. She had been fighting with her boyfriend, reportedly, when she left in her 2002 silver Ford Focus.
Is it possible that this wreck was the result of drunk driving, or could she have been run off the road somehow? Even though officials say no foul play is suspected, it's hard to feel 100 percent positive about this with the reports of the shallow grave being so heavy in the media.
Chelsea Hoffman is a candidly opinionated crime analyst with a lifelong interest in criminology and activism. She also owns 'Girl Nerdology' and is the author of several fiction stories. Follow her on Twitter @TheRealChelseaH or email her privately through Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case.