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Authorities search snow-covered Angeles Forest for missing Glendale woman, 37 – Daily News

GLENDALE — Authorities have been looking out a snow-covered space within the Angeles National Forest Friday for a missing Glendale girl whose automobile was discovered parked on the Buckhorn Day Use Area close to Angeles Crest Highway on Thursday.

Narineh Avakian, 37, was reported missing on Monday by members of the family who stated she left her residence about midday on Sunday to go on a hike, stated Glendale police Sgt. Christian Hauptmann.

“Prior to leaving, Narineh told her family she was going on a one-day hiking trip, but did not provide a location and never returned home,” Hauptmann stated. “Per the family, it is common for Narineh to go hiking with groups and on solo trips — though lately she has been going solo.”

Glendale police contacted the lady’s climbing teams to distribute missing particular person flyers, posted a missing particular person bulletin on social media platforms, and reported that she was driving a Subaru Impreza, California plate 8JSH794.

About 3 p.m. Thursday, the automobile was positioned parked on the Buckhorn Day Use Area alongside Angeles Crest Highway, Hauptmann stated.

“It should be noted that this area was heavily impacted by the recent snow storm,” he stated.

“Upon locating Narineh’s vehicle, search-and-rescue personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were immediately deployed with a large contingency of sworn and volunteer personnel,” Hauptmann stated. “Their search efforts continued as approximately 12 inches of snow fell overnight; but due to the worsening weather conditions, the search was terminated around 2 a.m. this morning. A few hours later, the search was able to resume with even more resources and is currently active.”

Glendale police investigators have been despatched to look at the automobile and have it towed again to the police station for additional processing, Hauptmann stated.

“At this time, there is no suspicion of foul play,” Hauptmann stated. “A large contingent of search-and-rescue teams are currently deployed throughout the area and are actively searching for Narineh. While these official search efforts are underway, members of the public are highly discouraged from responding to the area and conducting independent search efforts.”

Anyone with info on the case was urged to name Glendale police at 818-548-4911. Tipsters may also name Crime (*37*) at 800-222-TIPS.

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