Sheriff’s Office Looking for Kidnapper and Female Victim

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a kidnapping suspect, believed to be armed and dangerous, last seen in the Orleans area with a 27-year-old female victim.

Deputies are searching for 43-year-old George Rose of Humboldt County. Rose is believed to have kidnapped 27-year-old Joy Hong of Fieldbrook. Rose and Hong are believed to be together, traveling in a burnt orange 1999 Ford F-350, California License plate number[ 8B94494].

Sometime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on August 3, 2020, Rose reportedly forced entry into a residence on the 1600 block of Fieldbrook Road in Fieldbrook. Rose, reportedly armed with a firearm, forced three residents, including Hong, into a vehicle at the residence and fled with the three. Rose and the victims reportedly knew each other prior to this incident.

Another resident of the home returned later that evening, reporting her roommates missing, several items taken from the residence and her vehicle stolen.

At some point in time, Rose reportedly stopped the vehicle in the Orleans area and removed a camper shell from the truck. Rose then left the two victims in Orleans and fled in the vehicle with Hong. On August 4, in the afternoon, one victim was able to locate a nearby residence on the 2800 block of Cedar Camp Road in Orleans and contact law enforcement for help. Both victims have been contacted by emergency personnel and confirmed to be safe.

It is unknown where Rose and Hong are going at this time but are believed to be leaving the area.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol are actively searching for Rose and Hong, and request the public’s assistance in reporting any sightings of the two to law enforcement.

George Rose is described as a white male adult, 6 feet 1 inch tall, approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Joy Hong is described as a Asian female adult, 5 feet 5 inches tall, approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Rose is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you see Rose, do not approach but call 9-1-1 immediately.

This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Rose,GeorgeGeorge Rose

hong,joyJoy Hong

Suspect vehicleSuspect vehicle

UPDATE Wednesday: “The HCSO has been contacted by the reporting party with a corrected license plate number of CA 8B94494. The original plate number reported to our agency was an older license plate for the vehicle that was no longer being used. Hong and Rose are still outstanding at this time.”

UPDATE: Kidnapping Suspect Turns Himself in, Victim Alive and Unharmed

Earlier Chapter:  Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Searching for Kidnapper



  • This is a better picture of the suspect. He usually wears a baseball cap that is green with gold stitching and says “BOSS”. He has a noted midwestern accent.

  • I hope she makes it home safe.

  • Hirable real life story, hope she is okay and makes it back to her family

  • Tell The Truth Mr Officer

    What is the real story, this one has been chopped down to let out the least amount of information!

  • Looks like another tinder date gone wrong! Got to be careful, lots of weed being sold on tinder too these days in Mendo and Humboldt!

  • Says they knew each other beforehand, sounds more like a jilted boyfriend than a Tinder date or weed deal. Just speculation with nothing more than this article to go on.

  • Wow…do leo believe this story, girls i know would have beat this guys ass

    • Well aren’t you Humboldts finest? Mocking women you’ve never met in a situation you weren’t in and likely never will be. Your a real winner!

      • Thank you [edit]. Whatever girls (tough girls implied) she (?) knows may have died if they tried to fight him, he has a gun!!

    • its pretty shitty of you to basically insult the women that were taken hostage at gunpoint. Your (implied) tough friends may also be dead had they tried to fight this jilted boyfriend with a gun

  • smart money says hes up on 36

  • NOOOO!!! This is the same skeeze who tried to do stuff to someone very close to me. He has done time in prison for assaulting a pregnant woman and who knows what else. I really hope they find her fast! Yeah – he was telling people he’s Muslim back then, too.

  • I guess he likes to try to groom young Asian women while presenting himself as a spiritual Muslim man. He is very dangerous. I really hope they find him fast!

  • Geez,

    Between tweekers, heroin dealers, missing people, kidnapped people, people shot, and traffic accidents, Drunk drivers, I think we better keep our police and dump the Judges that keep turning them loose.

  • What’s with the prosthetic leg on the hood or is it on the dash???
    Or what is that???

  • Was apprehended in Talent Oregon. The women is unharmed. Read about it on Lost Coast

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