Lakewood woman, man missing after Joshua Tree National Park trip
Helen Melnyk and Landers resident Tony Nosow were reported by family members as overdue from a Thanksgiving weekend trip to the park, where they planned to drive some of the backcountry roads, according to park officials.
Rangers believe that a vehicle matching Nosow's four-wheel drive Chevy Silverado was seen entering the park on Saturday morning. But a search by rangers on the ground and California Highway Patrol officers in a helicopter and plane failed to find the couple, officials said.
Officials said Tuesday that it was unclear whether Melnyk and Landers remained in the park. A missing persons report was filed in Lakewood with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Federal Interagency Communications Center at (909) 383-5651.
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Helen Melnyk and Tony Nosow. Credit: National Park Service