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Woman who cowrote Katy Perry's hit “Walking on Air” vanishes

A songwriter, model and actress known for co-writing a Katy Perry hit has been missing from her Beverly Hills home for about seven weeks.



By Andrew Chamings Updated Aug 17, 2023 11:48 a.m.


Camela Leierth-Segura, 48, was last seen on a police camera in her vehicle — a 2010 silver Ford Fusion — in the early hours of June 29, 2023, the LA Times reports. Friends and family are now seeking the public’s help in finding the Swedish-born musician.

“My dear friend of over 25 years is missing,” friend Liz Montgomery posted on Instagram last week. “... We are extremely worried about her safety, and despite our best efforts, the local authorities have not been able to locate her.”

Montgomery told the Times that Leierth-Segura had fallen on hard times during the coronavirus pandemic, which hindered her ability to get modelling, acting and musician work. She was reportedly evicted from her Beverly Hills apartment shortly before her disappearance. Also missing is Leierth-Segura’s 19-year-old cat, Morris.

In 2013, the songwriter co-penned the Katy Perry single “Walking on Air.” Perry once said the song was her favorite on her 2014 album, “Prism.”


Born in 1975 in Nederlulea, Sweden, Leierth-Segura worked as a child actress since the age of five, according to her IMDb biography. At the age of 15, she moved to the U.S. Outside of modelling and songwriting, Leierth-Segura has directed music videos and off-Broadway plays.

As a musician in her own right, the singer released the “Time Heals Nothing” album as Camela Leierth on Universal Music Sweden in 2010. A live performance of the song “So Sad” has garnered around 18,000 views on YouTube.

“She means the world to us and time is of the essence. Her family in Sweden is pleading for your assistance,” Montgomery added in her post. “PLEASE spread the word, SHARE this post, and help us bring Camela home safely.”

Leierth-Segura is white with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Beverly Hills Police Department at 310-285-2184.

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