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Woman in 'Alice in Wonderland' Costume Goes Missing



    Woman in 'Alice' Costume Goes Missing

    Friends searched for Jillian Abe, who is 32, 5 foot 4, 92 pounds, and has blue eyes. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (Published Thursday, May 26, 2016)

    Family and friends passed out fliers on Thursday in Torrance in the hopes of finding a woman last seen Sunday night dressed in an "Alice in Wonderland" costume.

    Jillian Abe, a petite blonde who worked at a costume store, suffers from anxiety and has been without her medication since Sunday, friends said. She is 32, 5 foot 4, 92 pounds, and has blue eyes. She was last seen wearing an "Alice in Wonderland" costume and a blonde wig.

    A co-worker reported her missing on Tuesday, a day after she failed to show up for work. She was last seen by a clerk at Handy Mart, 1811 Cabrillo Avenue on Sunday at 9 p.m.

    The last activity on Abe's debit card was Saturday.

    A call to Abe's cellphone went to voicemail. Earlier in the week, the phone was ringing, a friend said.

    "She was really happy," said friend Megan Oates, who was the last person to see Abe when the two were at the Renaissance Fair in Irwindale. "It was a lot of fun. People were taking pictures with us all day because we weren't in the traditional Renaissance outfits. I was Ariel and she was Alice."

    Abe and Oates returned to the costume store around 9 p.m. when Oates was getting a ride home. Abe insisted on walking, Oates said.

    "Everyone was offering her a ride," Oates said. "She said, 'no. No, I just want to smoke.'"

    Abe may have stopped at a mini mart Sunday night, but she never made it to her house a few blocks away, police said.

    "I will keep walking the neighborhood until I find her," said her husband Ryutaro Dew Abe.

    Nancy Freytes-Gomez hoped nothing bad happened to her friend.

    "With so many days going by and the fact that she hasn't called work..."