BAKER – The search for a missing Las Vegas woman ended on Sunday afternoon after she was found deceased in an open desert area near Baker, California. On Sunday, August 28, 2016, deputies from the Barstow station were made aware of the missing woman who was possibly in the area of Old Spanish Trail.
The missing woman, identified as Pi-Wei “Linda” Hung was driving from Las Vegas, Nevada to Fort Irwin, California but was not heard from since she was in the Charleston View area of Inyo County on Saturday afternoon.
A multi-agency search was conducted which included two helicopters to help locate Hung. At around 2:30 p.m. Hung’s vehicle was located by a helicopter. Authorities were able to determine that Hung left her vehicle on foot. The search continued until at around 5:00 p.m. Hung was found deceased around 5 miles away from her vehicle.
Hung is believed to have died as a result of heat exposure, but the San Bernardino Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials would like to remind citizens to stay on paved, well-traveled roads and if traveling through the desert in the summer months to maintain an adequate supply of water and food.
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