The hiker reported going on a day hike alone, but it was not unusual for her to do this, according to her family.
Avakian's body was found on Saturday, March 13, 2021. At around 3:00p on Thursday, March 11, 2021, Avakian's vehicle was located near the Buckhorn Day Use Area, along the Angeles Crest Highway.
Missing NPF will label this location her last known location; a recent snow storm had swept the area prior to the discovery of her vehicle. A search and rescue operation was conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office. The search was halted on Friday around 2:00a, but resumed a few hours later, according to numerous sources. Public assistance was discouraged by law enforcement officials during the official Search and Rescue operation.
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37 years old
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased
Reported missing on March 7, 2021 - 1007 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes ago
Found on March 13, 2021 - 1001 days, 9 hours, 52 minutes ago
This case file was posted on
Mar 17, 2021 at 15:30
This case file was last modified on
Apr 27, 2021 at 15:50
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 1250
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