Family of missing woman offers $25K reward

Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller, 66, last seen on Aug. 17

The family of Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller, a Palo Alto woman who went missing nearly four weeks ago, is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts, police said Wednesday.

Kaboga-Miller, 66, went missing on Aug. 17. She was last seen on surveillance video making a purchase at Country Time Market on University Avenue in East Palo Alto before driving east toward the Dumbarton Bridge. She takes numerous prescription medications but left those at home, according to the police.

She was last seen driving a silver 2002 Mercedes Benz with the license plate DP241LU. A missing person report was filed the following day when she didn't return to her home in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood.

Kaboga-Miller is a 5-foot, 1-inch tall black woman and weighs around 120 pounds, according to a missing person flyer. Police said she was last seen wearing a black puffy vest over a white long-sleeved shirt and light-colored pajama pants.

Detectives have been searching for the 66-year-old woman and her family and friends have also held two search parties, one in East Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Baylands and another in Redwood City.

As of Wednesday morning, police had no new leads surrounding Kaboga-Miller's disappearance.

Kaboga-Miller's family and friends have published a website related to the search.

Anyone with information about Kaboga-Miller's whereabouts is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the police's free mobile app, downloadable at or

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Posted by Ruth
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Sep 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm

I hope the reward helps because this is a sad situation. Someone knows and its sad a reward has come to this. My prayers are with the love ones.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm

I am not at all convinced somebody knows something. I hope I am wrong, but I feel that her car should be looked for either side of the approach to the Dumbarton Bridge. If the car can be found it will make it easier to work out what happened. A car is much harder to remain undiscovered.

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Posted by Body Shop Worker
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 18, 2018 at 8:25 am

>A car is much harder to remain undiscovered.

Unless it fell prey to a 'chop shop' (i.e. dismantled for parts).

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