A park ranger in Southern California found two bodies on Sunday, which are believed to be the remains of hikers who went missing nearly three months ago — 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen and 21-year-old Joseph Orbeso.
Public Information Officer Jodi Miller of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the agency was notified at around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday regarding the two discovered bodies in Joshua Tree National Park. The bodies were found embracing one another.
Deputies from the station were reportedly dispatched at the scene later that day, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Authorities still have no further information regarding the identities of the two bodies. Investigation is still on going.
The couple reportedly entered the national park at around 6:45 a.m. on July 27 for a hike. Their car was found in the northwest area of Joshua Tree near the Maze Loop trail. A ping was later recorded on that same day coming from the man’s phone that states he was inside the park at around 4 p.m.
Many agencies have lent a helping hand to locate the two missing hikers including the couple’s friends and family, as noted by National Park Service on its report. The families also offered a $10,000 reward to whoever can give more information that will lead to the couple’s safe return.