Beaumont, CA - We want to share with the community our continuing efforts to find Cajairah Fraise, the 22-year old woman last seen on the evening of February 23, 2023. We join with many other voices asking that if anyone has information regarding Ms. Fraise’s disappearance, or where she might be located at this time, please contact the Beaumont Police Department. If Ms. Fraise is able to let us know she is safe, which we hope is the case, please contact any law enforcement agency, as we can work protectively with you to address and resolve concerns about your wellbeing.
At the time of her disappearance, Ms. Fraise was 35 weeks pregnant. Arriving with her parents late in the evening at the Beaumont Avenue Jack in the Box, well away from their home in Moreno Valley, Ms. Fraise was last seen voluntarily walking away from her parents’ van shortly after their arrival, while the parents were in the Jack in the Box. In keeping with the age of Ms. Fraise, and certain guidance by her mother, Ms. Fraise was ultimately placed into the Missing and Unidentified Persons Section (*MUPS) database the next day. That database shares pictures, physical characteristics, and other identifying information between law enforcement agencies.
During the initial period after her disappearance, detectives and officers promptly sought surveillance footage, conducted physical, helicopter, airplane, and drone searches, and investigated the events leading up to Ms. Fraise’s disappearance. Her disappearance was publicized in media, social media, and other outreach efforts by our Police Department and other interested parties. All leads developed through those efforts were diligently investigated, with our dedicated detectives continuing to investigate any new lead. That includes checking hospital admissions, to see if Ms. Fraise sought medical care (particularly when her baby was due shortly after her disappearance), but there is no evidence she sought care from any hospital, urgent care, or other professional medical source.
Given her due date and length of absence, in mid-March 2023, Ms. Fraise’s disappearance was upgraded from a voluntary missing person to a critical missing person. That is not an indication of criminal involvement, but a natural escalation in designation arising Ms. Fraise’s expected need for medical attention and the length of time since her disappearance. Since that designation, the Police Department has requested further resources and support from other agencies. We have also personally met with the parents and their legal counsel, where additional information was sought, while we have also sought to be as responsive as possible to requests for information from the family and other interested parties. Yet, as an active police investigation, that may ultimately result in a determination that criminal conduct was involved in her disappearance, we trust that all concerned understand that we cannot fully share all information and efforts undertaken in our effort to find Ms. Fraise.
All of us in the Beaumont Police Department, and the City’s leadership, hope Ms. Fraise will soon be found safe, hopefully with a healthy baby. We wanted to briefly explain our efforts in this important investigation, and ask for everyone’s support of our investigative efforts. We also encourage all members of our community to engage in positive communications and broad outreach efforts, supporting our efforts by providing timely information, access, and support.
Again, anyone with information about Ms. Fraise’s disappearance or location, please contact the Beaumont Police Department (951-769-8500) firstname.lastname@example.org), anonymously or by name, and dial 911 if you believe you know where she might presently be located.
To read the press release issued on March 22, 2023, on this investigation go to: https://beaumontca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=951