BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA.com) — The search continued Monday for a missing Irvine woman whose vehicle was discovered near a trail in San Bernardino County.
Lisa Ann Cimbaluk was reported missing on Dec. 30 by family members after she was last seen at her home the day before, the Irvine Police Department said.
The 35-year-old’s snow-covered vehicle was found Sunday by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies near the base of a hiking trail in Fawnskin near Big Bear Lake.
Crews began searching the area with recent sub-zero conditions with no sighting of Cimbaluk.
“Cold! Oh, it’s been really cold,” said Kathie Mathis, a Big Bear resident. “There are some areas that are very treacherous, and you want to take a little slower.”
Mathis lives in Big Bear and often hikes the trails Cimbaluk is believed to have taken.
“With the conditions now, with the snow and ice, even more dangerous,” Mathis explained. “I’m hoping she stayed on trail and maybe just slid and they can find her.”
Cimbaluk is 5-foot-5, about 150 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes.
Deputies say Cimbaluk left without telling anyone and is not an experienced hiker. She was not carrying a cellphone.
Foul play is not suspected.
Anyone with information on Cimbaluk’s whereabouts should call authorities at (949) 724-7200, SBCSD’s Big Bear station at (909) 866-0100, or their dispatch at (909) 387-8313.