Search in Joshua Tree for missing Lakewood man, Westminster woman continues for 12th day – California News

Search in Joshua Tree for missing Lakewood man, Westminster woman continues for 12th day – California News


The search for a missing Westminster woman and a Lakewood man at Joshua Tree National Park continued on.

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. On the first day of their hike, July 27, one of the missing friend’s cell phones pinged off of a cellular tower, but authorities could only tell that the phone was somewhere in the park.

Anyone with information about the pair’s possible whereabouts is asked to call San Bernardino Dispatch at 909-383-5652.

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