Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen getting off her school bus at South Brunswick High School in Boiling Springs Lakes, North Carolina, on the morning of May 5, 2011. She then entered a small, dark-colored car with what may have been South Carolina license plates. Owens has run away in the past, but has never been gone this length of time. She has not had any contact with her family or friends since leaving the school.
Rachel Owens is known to frequently change her hair color, and has previously been known to have brown or black hair. She had previously expressed the desire to go to Mexico.