On October 10, 2013, at about 3:30 PM, Erika Lango was reported missing by her husband, Julio Lango. Julio reported they were in a verbal argument the evening before and she left the home in an unknown direction. The next day Erika had not returned nor had she gone to work. Julio said he and Erika have four children together and she had never “done such a thing,” and he did not know where she could have gone. Erika made a telephone call to a relative around 10:30 PM the night she went missing and said she was at home and would call the relative the following day.
On December 3, 2013, at about 12:30 PM, Erika’s body was recovered from the Friant-Kern Canal near Delano, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Delano Police Department at (661) 720-2275 or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.