Who was Narineh Avakian?
Narineh Avakian is a Southern California woman who has reportedly been found Saturday after she vanished on a solo hike, authorities said. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team found a body near the Mt. Waterman Trail in the Angeles National Forest around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
She was discovered near the Mt. Waterman Trail in the Angeles National Forest in San Fernando.
How old was Narineh Avakian?
Narineh Avakian was 37 years old at the time of death.
Update: Narineh Avakian Missing
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.
Avakian didn’t tell her family where she was headed, but she was an avid hiker, authorities said.
“Per the family, it is common for Narineh to go hiking with groups and on solo trips – though lately, she has been going solo,” police said.
A massive search for 37-year-old Narineh Avakian who went missing during a day-long hiking trip came to a heartbreaking end after her body was found near a Southern California mountain trial, authorities say.https://t.co/zMHNmT9tXI
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 15, 2021
Narineh Avakian Found
Avakian’s vehicle was found Thursday parked at the Buckhorn Day Use Area along Angeles Crest Highway, area police say was heavily impacted by this week’s snowstorm. The area is steep and rugged terrain. The crew was able to retrieve the body for the Coroner’s Office, identified as Narineh Avakian.
With the discovery of Avakian’s vehicle, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials deployed a search and rescue team, even as 12 inches of snow fell overnight, according to Glendale police. Worsening weather conditions forced the search to stop at about 2 a.m. Friday, but efforts resumed a few hours later. The vehicle was towed back to Glendale police station for further processing.
More than 60 searchers from 17 counties joined this effort. Investigators say there were no signs of foul play.
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No foul play is suspected in her death, but the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
The coroner’s office is now working to determine a cause of death, news station KCBS-TV reported.