News Update!!: Essex, CA: Missing hiker Barbara Thomas still not found 4 months later.
Over 4 months has passed since Barbara Thomas went missing on Friday, July 12th, 2019 in the Mohave National Preserve near Essex, California.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, 69 years old Barbara Thomas from Bullhead City, Arizona and her husband Robert were hiking in the Mohave desert approximately 20 miles north of the Interstate 40 east of Kelbaker Road.
During the hike, Barbara and Robert got separated and she has not been seen since.
Recently, ZachNews contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to find out if there’s been any updates regarding the missing hiker Barbara Thomas case as well as any release of 911 tapes that the public have been asking to hear on the day Barbara Thomas went missing, and if anybody has been arrested in this case.
According to an email from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Public Information Officer Cindy Bachman, “There is no new information regarding the search for Barbara Thomas. We have asked Volunteer Forces to contact us with any additional search information. 911 recordings are not released as they are considered investigative records. No arrests have been made.”
Barbara Thomas is 5’9, 130 lbs., Blonde hair, Green eyes, and was last seen wearing a black bikini, a red baseball cap and tan hiking boots with black socks.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Clark, Specialized Investigations Division: 1 (909) 387-3589.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.
As the investigation continues, stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding missing hiker Barbara Thomas.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **