Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Maria Pomona Estrada was last seen on June 7, 2008, in San Bernardino County, California. She became separated from her 64-year-old male hiking companion in a section of the Mojave National Preserve about 40 miles northwest of Needles. Maria and her companion separated at a fork in the trail to look for their vehicle, which they both thought was located in different directions. When Maria did not return as promised, her companion began searching on his own, but waited until the following day to report her missing. About 22 searchers from the Sheriff's Department and the park service covered the canyon, along with search dogs and a county helicopter, but did not locate her. Maria, who is from the Philippines, had been staying with family in Blythe. When she was last seen, Maria was wearing a long-sleeved white blouse, denim shorts, white tennis shoes, and a denim "San Luis Obispo" cap. She may have been wearing a gold "Gucci" or "Balboa" watch, and a gold chain necklace with a pearl and small diamond. Maria has a mole on her chin. Maria was not carrying food or water. Dental, fingerprint, and DNA information is available.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (California)
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System