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Crews search Angeles National Forest for missing Santa Clarita man

June 20, 2011 |  9:28 am

Renata Klein Crews continued searching Monday for a missing Santa Clarita man whose wife’s body was found last week in the Angeles National Forest.

Dusan and Renata Klein, both 59, spoke to friends June 11 and are believed to have left their home on Wildwind Road in Santa Clarita that day with their dog, said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Family members later reported them missing.

Authorities confirmed Friday that the body of Renata Klein had been found Wednesday morning off Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest. Her cause of death had not been determined.

Dusan Klein and the dog, a 10-year-old black-and-white cocker spaniel named Cindy, were still missing.

“This is really out of the ordinary for them,” said Deputy Aura Lidman, speaking to KTLA-TV Channel 5. “They are not the type of people that would just up and disappear or anything like that, so family members are really concerned.”

Dusan Klein is 6-feet-2, 190 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Authorities repeated Monday that he is not a suspect in his wife's death, and he is still listed as a missing person.

The Kleins are believed to have left their home in their gold 1999 Jeep Cherokee, which has the California license plate number 4FLN519 and a sticker on the back window that reads “American Travel.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (323) 890-5500.


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Photo: Renata Klein, whose body was found in the Angeles National Forest, is the wife of the missing man, Dusan Klein. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department