According to The Mercury News, Bob Wildoner, 76, of Apple Valley (San Bernardino County), is being sought in the area of Saline Valley Warm Springs. He reportedly went there on May 4, 2021, to repair a pickup truck that had broken down during an outing a month before, on Easter weekend, said a missing-person alert from the sheriff’s office. He failed to return or contact his family as expected on May 5, 2021, and he was reported missing May 8, 2021. His truck was found at a Saline Valley campsite, with his keys and phone inside it. An aerial search involving several agencies continued on Wednesday but the heat was deemed too dangerous for a ground search, the sheriff’s office said. Wildoner is described as 5-foot-6, 160 pounds, bald, with a close-cropped white beard. The public is asked to contact Inyo Sheriff’s Office with any information that may assist in this search: 760-878-0383 option 4. Saline Valley Warm Springs is in a remote area of the national park, with the 55-mile drive from Big Pine taking close to three hours because of the rugged road.
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76 years old
Weight: 160 lbs.
Professional Affiliation: SERVICE
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Unknown / Unreported / Missing
Reported missing on May 8, 2021 - 688 days, 10 hours, 51 minutes ago
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May 14, 2021 at 13:24
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Jan 05, 2022 at 00:18
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4096
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RudyMay 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm
Did the Inyo County Sheriff check for fingerprints to see if Robert even drove the truck to the springs?
Judaea RojoJuly 11, 2021 at 7:31 pm
5/12/21 Update: Ground search efforts for Robert Wildoner have been suspended due to high temperatures. More here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/13/man-missing-from-death-valley-campsite-in-100-degree-heat/
Judaea RojoJuly 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm
5/12/21 Update: The Tulare County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team has joined in the search efforts for Robert Wildoner. More here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=5419357188135269&id=367515689986136&sfnsn=mo