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Police seek public’s help in finding Vista woman missing almost a year

 Authorities on Sept. 27 renewed their call for the public’s help in finding a woman who disappeared nearly a year ago from her home in Vista.

Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova went missing under suspicious circumstances around 9 p.m. last Oct. 13 from her residence at 1610 N. Santa Fe Ave., sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said. “If anything happened to Maria, we’d like to know what it was,” he said at a news conference.

Guzman-Cordova took off on foot, wearing black yoga pants and a pink or black shirt, and did not take any personal items with her or tell anyone where she was going, said Williams, who said she may suffer from depression.

“I don’t think it’s a kidnapping case or anything crime-related, but we don’t know,” family friend Andres Salas told ABC 10 News shortly after she was reported missing.

Anyone with information on Cordova-Guzman’s whereabouts is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department  at (858) 974-2321 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers.

— City News Service