SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - UPDATE: Monterey County Sheriff''s Office says Angela Hernandez has been located and is being transported to a hospital. The bulletin went out on Twitter Friday night at 8:13 p.m.
Earlier we reported investigators were following a new lead in the disappearance of a young Oregon woman who was passing through the Bay Area last week.
Angela Hernandez has been located and is being transported to the hospital.— Monterey Co Sheriff (@MCoSheriff) July 14, 2018
Hernandez, 23, left her home in Portland on Wednesday July 4 to drive to Southern California for her sister's wedding.
Her family lost contact with her on July 6.
"Her disappearance was definitely unusual and uncharacteristic of her," said San Mateo County Sheriff's Detective Rosemerry Blankswade.
The new lead, she clarified, is not from a public tip or a sighting, but information developed by detectives while tracing a timeline for Hernandez's movements.
"It is something that our detectives have narrowed down, and so we'll investigate to see if we can answer some questions for the family," said Blankswade.
While on her road trip, Hernandez checked in with family a few times a day.
Thursday night, she had traveled as far as Half Moon Bay, and told relatives she was tired and was going to sleep in her Jeep behind a Safeway store.
Surveillance cameras confirm nothing amiss, and as Hernandez headed south again Friday morning, she texted her sister.
"She said she was excited and sent emojis to her sister saying I'm back on the road, looking forward to seeing you," said Blankswade.
Half Moon Bay to Lancaster should have been a six hour drive, but Hernandez was not heard from again, and missed her sister's weekend wedding, which was the reason for her trip.
"It was a joyous occasion, a momentous occasion for their family and certainly something to look forward to," noted Blankswade.
Now Hernandez's family is frantic.
This week, siblings headed to the Bay Area to trace the young woman's route down the coast, through two counties.
Her phone died Friday evening, but last pinged off a cell tower near Davenport, about an hour south of Half Moon Bay.
Monday, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's helicopter flew the shoreline aided by infrared cameras.
They found no wreckage to indicate Hernandez had crashed on the coastal highway.
"Right now we don't have any signs to indicate foul play," Blankswade said, "and every agency up and down the central California coastline is looking for her, everyone is looking for her, and her family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.
The Hernandez family has said Angela loves music and the outdoors, and may have stopped to play her guitar on the beach.
"These cliffs are real steep and things happen, people do get swept away," restaurant owner Kristen Raugust told KTVU, as he closed-up his Whale CIty Cafe Wednesday evening.
Like other businesses in tiny Davenport, Raugust has posted "missing" flyers in his windows showing Hernandez's photo.
"The police have been by. And then a few days later, we got some more posters," said Raugust, "and we're happy to help, would be really happy if they found her."
Friends and family had been organizing their own search, but put it on hold, waiting to see what comes from the new lead.
Hernandez is 5'1", 130 pounds, with curly red hair and tattoos on both arms.
She was known to be driving south in her white 2011 Jeep Patriot with Oregon plates.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Detective Currie at 650-363-4051 or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.