California authorities are searching for a 22-year-old woman who failed to return home after an early morning run on Wednesday. 

Police are calling the disappearance of Nancy Salas, a resident of Glendale, Calif., suspicious. Salas did not return to her parents' home after an early morning run through a nearby canyon on Wednesday morning.

In an interview with on Thursday, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said rangers and bloodhounds searched an expansive area Wednesday night but uncovered no trace of Salas, who is 5'1 and 115 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The young woman was last seen wearing a yellow jacket over a white T-shirt with dark pants and white running shoes, according to

Lorenz said police temporarily called off a ground search for the young woman on Thursday but continue to investigate her disappearance, including an examination of cell phone and computer records for clues. 

Salas' family and church group claim the woman was a fifth-year student at the University of California Los Angeles, but the registrar's office said she is no longer a student at the school. 

"We learned that she had not been a student at UCLA since the fall of 2008," Lorenz told  

Her brother, Henry Salas, told KTLA-TV that nearly 100 friends and family members also have been searching and passing out flyers with Salas' photo.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report