Missing NPF is monitoring the status of the identity of an unidentified-male body that was found while searching for Espinosa. We will release an update once the identity has been made, and released to the public.
The search for a 20-year-old San Diego County man began after authorities became aware that he had not returned from a hike he embarked on over one week ago.
Espinosa was dropped off on May 16 when he was last seen approximately 30 miles east of Twentynine Palms on State Route 62; he was walking south into the desert (see additional image for this area).
Joseph was reportedly wearing a dark shirt with, “Matthew 4:4” on the back, black cargo pants, black shoes and a canteen. Matthew 4:4, from the King James Bible reads, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
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May 25, 2021 at 22:19
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May 28, 2021 at 08:17
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4443
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