Missing Westside Teen Goes on Road Trip, Scares the Hell Out of Entire City

Missing Westside Teen Goes on Road Trip, Scares the Hell Out of Entire City
Karimi via the LAPD

A Westside teenager scared the hell out of her parents and the whole city when she went missing this week.

Turns out Caroline Karimi, a volunteer at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, was on a much more important mission: Road trip!

Yep. The teen's mom told reporters Karimi called yesterday from Cheyenne, Wyo. She had traveled there with friends.

Whew. The 18-year-old went missing Monday. Cops called her disappearance from the tony Cheviot Hills section of town "highly unusual":

Karimi has not been seen or heard from since, and has never gone missing before. Her family is extremely concerned for her safety.

Karimi has Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, so there was some reason for the fretting.

Cops say the teen had last been seen about 7 a.m. Monday at her home in the 2900 block of Queensbury Street, which is apparently when she left for her volunteer gig.

She drove off in a a 2007 metallic-green Toyota Prius with California plate 5YVV475, police said.

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The teenager was scheduled to board a flight for Boston, where a family gathering was to take place, at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to what family members told investigators.

Hope Wyoming was fun.

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