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Mission Viejo woman missing after going for walk on Oso Creek Trail

Kristina Gutierrez, 22, appears in a file image. She was last seen March 20, 2013 after going for a walk on the Oso Creek Trail at Marguerite Parkway and La Paz Road in Mission Viejo.

March 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to help find a 22-year-old Mission Viejo woman.

Kristina Gutierrez was last seen March 20 about 3 p.m. when she left her home to walk the Oso Creek Trail.

Investigators say before she left, she had an argument with a relative on the phone.

Gutierrez is known to frequent the trail at Marguerite Parkway and La Paz, as well as nearby shopping centers, where she sometimes panhandles, according to authorities.

She is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet and 4 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with green eyes and blond hair. She has a tattoo with the name "Charley" across her upper chest. She was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a white and burgundy shirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information about Gutierrez's whereabouts, you're urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 628-7170.