If you’ve been tuning into the To Live And Die in LA podcast, you might have some questions about Elaine Park and what happened to her. Let’s take a look.
To Live And Die in LA is an investigative, true-crime podcast hosted by American journalist Neil Strauss.
The debut series launched two years ago, in February 2019. It explored the mysterious disappearance of aspiring Albanian-Macedonian actress Adea Shabani.
Now, Neil Strauss turns his attention to the disappearance of another young actress, Elaine Park.
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Who is Elaine Park?
Elaine Park is a college student as well as an aspiring actress and musician. She was 20 years old when she disappeared and is thought to be 24 as of publication date. One report states Elaine was born on 24 September 1996.
Her disappearance is the subject of the second season of To Live And Die in LA. Elaine disappeared on 28 January 2017. Her car was found abandoned five days later near Malibu, California, on the Pacific Coast Highway.
The keys were in the ignition and her personal belongings, including her cell phone, were still inside.
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Security video shows Elaine Park’s last known movements on the evening of 27 January and the early hours of 28 January. A licence plate reader also captures her Honda Civic licence plate at 6.07am. These are the last images of Elaine seen before her disappearance.
Elaine Park’s disappearance remains a mystery, four years on. Her family founded a Help Find Elaine Park Facebook page to receive information about her whereabouts, put pressure on law enforcement, and raise awareness of her disappearance.
Elaine Park’s acting credits
Elaine Park dreamt of becoming an actress. Her love for theatre was well documented. And a career in the industry didn’t seem far off for Elaine as she landed small roles or guest appearances in numerous TV shows and films.
Some of Elaine Park’s acting credits include ER, Desperate Housewives, Role Models, Mad TV, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
While pursuing her acting career, Elaine was also studying at Pierce College in Los Angeles, California. She dropped out after taking a couple of courses and got a job in a restaurant to support herself.