San Diego

Body in Bay Ends 2-Year Search for Navy Wife Reported Missing in Liberty Station

Homicide investigators confirmed the body of a woman found in October is that of Elizabeth Sullivan, who was reported missing in Oct. 2014

The body of a San Diego woman, a Navy wife, was pulled from the water near Liberty Station two months ago, two years after she was reported missing, investigators confirmed Wednesday.

Elizabeth Sullivan, 31 and a mother of two, was last seen near her home in Liberty Station on the night of October 13, 2014. A text message sent that same day was the last contact anyone had from her.

Sullivan was reportedly spotted near the soccer fields at Liberty Station just two days after her disappearance was reported. But investigators said leads did not turn up any clues for Sullivan’s whereabouts.

A private investigator told NBC 7 San Diego on Tuesday that Sullivan’s body had been found.

And on Wednesday, San Diego police confirmed Sullivan was found in San Diego Bay in early October.

NBC 7 reported on October 5 that a woman's body had been pulled from the water.

Homicide investigators were on the East Coast looking into possible leads. NBC 7 has learned there have been no arrests in the case.

No other information was immediately available.

Sullivan was married to a Navy service member. Her father traveled to San Diego after her disappearance to help search for her.

"It can happen to you. When it does, it gets very personal, and it takes on a whole new light when it happens to you," Edward Ricks told NBC 7 at the time. 

Check back for updates on this developing news story. 


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