By Marion Gil |News Editor|
The woman who went missing at the Sunrise Apartments near CSUSB was found unharmed on March 20, 2015.
The search for the woman, Sahray Barber, began on March 10 when her roommates called police claiming that she never checked in for work. Foul play was suspected when some of Barber’s belongings were found spread scattered on the apartment lawn.
Barber contacted her family on Thursday, March 19, when she saw footage of herself on the news, according to CBS news.
Barber “ran away” without contacting friends or family due to stressful events in her life, including losing her car, her job, and multiple problems with her school work at the Art Institute of San Bernardino, according to the Sun.
“By not reaching out to family or even school officials, I created a recipe for disaster,” stated Barber in her first statement since being found. “I was supposed to be graduating, but instead of having my perfect quarter, things fell apart. I was scared and it felt like the whole world was pressing down on me. Things got so bad that I didn’t know what to say or HOW to ask for help. I had dug a hole so deep, that I felt entirely hopeless.”
Police plan to submit charges against “some of the false statements” that led to the police spending thousands of dollars on the search for Barber, according to Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
The final decision on whether or not to file the charges rests with the District Attorney’s Office.