Search/Recovery For Man Missing Five Days

June 21, 2008
Ramona Trail, Garner Valey

On June 21st, RMRU and Desert Sheriff's Search and Rescue were called out to look for man who had last been seen five days earlier. Based on information gathered by investigators, it was suspected that he might have commited suicide. As his car was found at the trail head for the Ramona Trail, that is where the search started.

Within the first hour of the search RMRU's newest member, Brian Wood, found the subject's remains in a rugged ravine. After deputies had checked out the scene, about a dozen members of the two SAR teams, working with ropes and a stokes litter, were able to bring the remains back to the trail head where the coroner took over.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Photos by Pete Carlson