Anaheim detectives searching for clues on 20-year anniversary of cold case homicide


Editor’s note: The Anaheim PD issued the following news release Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Anaheim Police detectives have reopened the investigation of a young woman’s murder on the 20- year anniversary of her disappearance. On July 2, 1999, Mariana Tapia, 18, of Anaheim, went missing after attending a friend’s birthday party at the El Rodeo nightclub in Pico Rivera. Tapia was last seen dancing with some unknown men inside the club. Tapia’s decomposed body was found on Aug. 22, 1999, buried in a brushy area near Gypsum Canyon Road and Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim. An Irvine Company employee…

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