Officials across San Diego are searching for two women who removed their ankle monitors and walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Re-entry Program (CCTRP) in San Diego.
Tumoi King and Viviana Mendez were participants in the program, which allows participants to serve the remainder of their sentence in a community program instead of state prison. The CCTRP provides a range of rehabilitative services.
At 7:31 p.m. on Monday, CCTRP staff were told that the two women had removed their ankle monitors. Authorities conducted a facility-wide search, but did not find anyone.
King, 28, was serving a five year sentence for a second-degree robbery conviction in Riverside County and had been in the program since Nov. 2014. She was scheduled to be paroled in Oct. 2016. Mendez, 20, is serving a seven year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon conviction in Yolo County. She was scheduled to be paroled in Feb. 2017.
Mendez is described as a 190-pound Hispanic female 5 feet 2 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. King is described as a 175 pound black female 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) have notified local law enforcement agencies that the women are missing. Local agencies will be assisting in search and apprehension efforts.
Anyone with information regarding either of these women is asked to call (916) 464-4169 or contact their local law enforcement.
No further information was immediately available.