PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Police are searching for a 77-year-old Santa Monica man who has been missing since June 28.
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office said they found Donald Carter’s car parked on Friday night about 11 miles east of Interstate 5 in the Warm Springs area near Lake Hughes Road. Carter’s wife told officials that her husband is in good physical and mental shape and hikes often, but he never camps out overnight. Carter has not been home since late last month.
Deputies engaged in a search of the area, using three different Search and Rescue teams, eight dogs and helicopters. The search was called off Saturday morning. Deputies said there was no sign of foul play.
Attempts to reach Carter’s wife were unsuccessful.
Carter is described as a white male, standing 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has gray hair, brown eyes and a slight build.
The Santa Monica Police Department is now in charge of the investigation, said Sgt. Jay Trisler. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Larry Nicols at (310) 458-8939 or department headquarters at (310) 458 8495.