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Detectives turn to security video in search for missing diver

August 17, 2012 |  9:18 am

Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide investigators said they are checking security video to aid them in the search for a free diver reported missing by her husband.

Lt. Holly Francisco said detectives, as part of their efforts to find Rebecca Weiss, 50, are reviewing video from cameras that may have captured her movements on Saturday, the day she was reported missing.

Her husband, Alan Weiss, said she went diving alone in a cove near the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, but never returned. The couple, who have been married 20 years, are both experienced divers.

Alan Weiss was interviewed extensively Wednesday by a team of homicide investigators as divers continued to search for his wife.

Francisco said the woman's BMW X5 was found near the beach. A dive bag containing some of her personal items was also found near the site where she may have entered the water, but it did not contain her cellphone and keys, she said. Francisco said the investigation is ongoing.

Reached by phone on Thursday, Alan Weiss continued to decline comment.

"I do not want to talk about this yet," he said. "She is still missing."

Rebecca Weiss' mother, Vilma Causey, told KTLA on Wednesday that her son-in-law's behavior is "not the reaction of a person that has somebody missing that is close to you." The family has been passing out fliers and trying to alert the public about her daughter's disappearance, and she said she finds it "very strange" that Alan Weiss is not doing the same. 

Alan Weiss told deputies he last saw his wife driving away from their Marina del Rey home wearing a wetsuit, Francisco said. He told authorities that the spot near the resort was one of the couple's favorite diving spots, she said.


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