Sarah Dunsey’s rescue brings hope to other families

by Alan Duke, Reporter & 'Crime Stories With Nancy Grace' Co-host

The mother of Elaine Park fears her daughter might have been kidnapped or murdered.

The rescue of teen Sarah Dunsey in Los Angeles a month after she disappeared from a Las Vegas casino brings renewed hope for the families of women missing in southern California. The FBI found Dunsey with two men in Venice, California, over the weekend. Investigators have asked the Dunsey family not to share details of the case while they complete the investigation into what happened to the 17 year old.

Read our full story about Sarah Dunsey’s rescue.

Sarah’s story gained national attention when her parents posted an emotional video online pleading for help in finding their child. But Saturday her mother was able to posted this message on Facebook: “I prayed and prayed that you would come. and you came.”

The mother of Elaine Park fears her daughter might have been kidnapped or murdered. The 20-year-old Glendale, California, woman disappeared after a movie date with a boyfriend in Calabasas, California on January 28. Her 2015 Honda Civic was found parked along the beach in Malibu three days later. Her wallet, keys and cell phone were inside the car, which was apparently still running when abandoned.

The boyfriend said Elaine left his home suddenly that Saturday morning after awakening with a panic attack. Elaine’s mom questions a gap in home security video showing her daughter leaving the boyfriend’s house at 6 o’clock in the morning, but her car is not seen on video driving out of the community gate until more than an hour later.

Susan Park speaks with Nancy Grace and Alan Duke about the search for her daughter in this “Crime Stories” episode.

Alan’s journalism career began as a way to pay for his plan to become a lawyer, but he soon realized being a courtroom reporter was a lot more fun than sitting at a defense table. Duke covered many of the nation’s most sensational crime stories over his 26 years at CNN. Duke’s closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat, much of his time was spent talking to cops, coroners and lawyers. His reporting on the investigation that followed Michael Jackson’s death — and two subsequent trials — included many revelations about the singer’s life and death.   Since leaving CNN in 2014, Duke has contributed to the Reelz Channel “Copycat Killers” documentary series. He is a co-founder and editor-in-chief for