Human remains found during Katherine Schneider search

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Human remains were found while searching for a missing Saratoga teenager. 

The remains were found Saturday near Castle Rock Park. 

According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, the county medical examiner is investigating the identity of the remains. 

On July 7, Katherine Schneider went missing from her Saratoga home. She was last seen leaving her house on a white 2019 Honda Accord. 

On August 7, deputies found the unoccupied car on Skyline Boulevard near Castle Rock State Park. 

Sheriff’s officials said Sunday the case is still an active investigation. 

Katherine is described as a white female juvenile, with straight blonde mid-back-length hair and blue eyes. She’s around 5’5 and weighs approximately 115 pounds. 

Anyone with information about the case can contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office at 408-808-4500. Tips can also be left at the department’s anonymous tip line at phone number 408-808-4431, or by email at PIO@shf.sccgov.org.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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