Human Interest Woman Found Dead Nearly 2 Weeks After Telling Family She Was Going to the Gym Sara Celeste Otero, 28, was last seen on Jan. 28 in Oceanside, California after telling her stepfather she was meeting a friend By Jason Hahn Jason Hahn Jason Hahn is a former Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He started at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter in 2017 and interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 9, 2022 04:24 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Oceanside police department/ facebook The body of a California woman has been found nearly two weeks after she was last seen in late January. According to the Oceanside Police Department, 28-year-old Sara Otero was last seen the morning of Jan. 28. Otero left her mother's house in a Subaru Outback that morning, NBC station KNSD reported. On Wednesday, officials announced they found Otero's vehicle at a rest stop on Interstate 5 and subsequently searched the area, CBS station KFMB reported. They eventually found Otero's body at the bottom of a cliff, located in a restricted training area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the outlets reported. "The police found her body," Otero's stepsister, Chelsea, said on Wednesday, according to Fox News. "We were able to identify it based on her tattoos." In a police flyer posted to Facebook on Feb. 4, they described Otero as having a tattoo that reads "It's in our nature" on her right bicep and a Winnie the Pooh tattoo on her ankle. She also had a flower tattoo on her arm. Oceanside Police did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment but told KFMB they have not found anything suspicious in Otero's death. Additionally, Fox News reported that investigators do not suspect foul play. Chelsea said Otero had told her stepfather she was going to the gym to meet a friend before she went missing, the outlet reported. When contacted, the friend said they were unaware of any plans that day. Woman Whose Boyfriend Died on Death Valley Camping Trip to Undergo Surgery for 'Severe' Foot Injury 80-Year-Old Missing Hiker Turns Up at Bar for a Press Conference About His Own Disappearance Otero's stepbrother, Ryan Bear, told Fox News that the family hoped she had was simply taking some time for herself at the beach. But when she didn't show up to work, they recognized something was wrong. "She had never missed a day of work," he told the outlet. Chelsea said Otero was in a relationship with someone she had only met over Zoom, and that he had been at work at the time of her disappearance. "He's pretty devastated," she told Fox News. Otero and her boyfriend experienced difficulties after she revealed she was depressed, and Otero also struggled with substance abuse, Chelsea explained to Fox News. "She's grappling with a lot, she shared that she was feeling depressed…it's affected their relationship," she told the outlet. RELATED VIDEO: Human Remains Found in Forest Identified as Missing United Airlines Executive Jake Cefolia Before her body was found, Bear had shared a public message to her in the hopes she would return home. "You're loved. You're cared about and we want you to come home," he said in his message to KFMB. "We hope that there is still hope out there to be had. And we're holding onto that." If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.