Photo courtesy of Alexander Cowan

The cellphone of Elizabeth Jimenez, a 35-year-old missing Berkeley resident, was last tracked in Solano County heading eastbound on Interstate 80 on Wednesday evening, said Alexander Cowan, her brother. He thinks Jimenez, who suffers from psychosis, may be hiding in Sacramento, where she lived and worked several years ago.

Missing UC Berkeley law student may be in Sacramento, brother says

Published: Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014 - 6:17 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014 - 7:35 am

A missing UC Berkeley law student was driving toward Sacramento before disappearing Wednesday afternoon.

UC Berkeley police declared Elizabeth Cowan Jimenez, 35, missing after her older brother, Alexander Cowan, contacted law enforcement officials Friday morning.

UC Berkeley police told Cowan, 37, that her cell phone delivered its last signal at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday and was last pinged in Solano County heading eastbound on Interstate 80.

A few hours earlier, Jimenez texted her friend to cancel their dinner appointment at a Berkeley cafe, he said.

Jimenez, a third-year law student and member of the Human Rights Fellows at UC Berkeley, lived and worked in Sacramento about five years ago, her brother said.

Cowan said that her sister developed psychosis years ago. Jimenez’s psychiatrist changed her medications Tuesday, Cowan said.

Cowan is worried that she might be having an episode of panic and paranoia in reaction to the medication.

“I'm hoping that's the case, as her brother,” he said.

UC Berkeley campus police said they are still investigating her whereabouts and can be contacted at (510) 642-6760.


Call The Bee’s Mozes Zarate at (916) 321-1054.

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