Felix Abarca was a 23-year-old transgender woman, also known as “Laura,” who was murdered in San Diego, California, more than 30 years ago, and the person responsible for her death has yet to be brought to justice.
On Nov. 18, 1990, Abarca, who was allegedly a known prostitute in the area, was reported missing. She was last seen nearly a month prior, on Oct. 17, 1990.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Abarca was found dead on Nov. 23, 1990. Her badly decomposed body was located off Sunrise Highway at Mile Marker 33.5 in Mt. Laguna with her hands tied with a yellow rope or cord.
An autopsy determined that Abarca died of asphyxiation.
There are a few details available in her case.
Investigators have worked diligently to find Abarca’s killer, but ultimately, her case remains unsolved.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Felix Abarca is encouraged to contact the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or the communications center at 858-565-520.
Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.