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Narineh Avakian was discovered near the Mt. Waterman Trail in the Angeles National Forest in San Fernando around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Glendale Police Department said.
Avakian was last seen when she set out on March 7 from her home in Glendale for a one-day hiking expedition, police said. But when she didn’t return the following day, her family reported her missing to authorities.
Narineh Avakian Age
Narineh Avakian was 37 years old.
Earlier this week, Glendale police contacted the woman’s hiking groups to distribute missing person flyers, posted a missing person bulletin on social media platforms, and reported that she was driving a Subaru Impreza, California plate 8JSH794.
About 3 p.m. Thursday, the vehicle was located parked at the Buckhorn Day Use Area along Angeles Crest Highway, Hauptmann said.
“It should be noted that this area was heavily impacted by the recent snowstorm,” he said.
“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 said. “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. (Friday) morning. A few hours later, the search was able to resume with even more resources and is currently active.”
Cause of Death
Narineh Avakian was found near the Mount Waterman Trail. She was reported missing Monday by family members after she left her home about noon on Sunday, according to Glendale police Sgt. Christian Hauptmann.
She went missing while hiking in the Angeles National Forest last weekend was found dead Saturday, police said. Narineh’s family told police it was common for her to go hiking with groups and on solo trips, though she recently had been going solo.
On Thursday afternoon, her car was found parked at the Buckhorn Day Use Area along Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said.
“It should be noted that this area was heavily impacted by the recent snowstorm,” police said Friday. No foul play is suspected in her death, but the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
Based on a preliminary investigation, authorities said it does not appear that foul play was involved in her death. An investigation into the cause of death is ongoing.
“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 said.
Glendale police investigators were sent to examine the vehicle and have it towed back to the police station for further processing, Hauptmann said.