The search for a missing Westminster woman and a Lakewood man at Joshua Tree National Park is continuing on, searchers said Monday.
Despite the scorching temperatures and few leads, volunteers and resources from local agencies are still looking, the 12th day of the search.
On July 27, Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen left an Airbnb rental near the park to go hiking, officials said. Authorities were alerted the following day when it was determined the couple hadn’t checked out and found clothing, an iPad and food in their room.
“An extensive search has been going on in the park since July 28,” park spokesman George Land said in a Monday statement.
“While resources have been scaled back, a special regional overhead team made up of investigators from Yosemite National Park and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park have arrived on scene as well as NPS drone specialists from the Grand Canyon,” Land said.
Canines were also searching the area.
The pair’s car and fresh footprints were found in the park near Maze Loop.
Anyone who might have seen them or with information is asked to call San Bernardino Dispatch at 909-383-5652.
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