Feb. 4, 2012: Missing 14-Year-Old Boy - East Simi Valley, Rocky Peak

02/04/12, Saturday 21:00 – 02/05/12, Sunday 12:00 Hours

W. Quintana searching through the boulders around Rocky Peak. Photo by Ian Roberts

A 14-year-old boy went missing on the morning of Saturday, 02/04/12. The boy was possibly last seen hiking up the Hummingbird Trail in the hills east of Simi Valley. The East Valley team was called out at 21:00 by the Simi Valley Police to search the steep, rocky, hillside around the Hummingbird Trail with several "party" areas hidden in the rocks. Twenty team members responded even though they had already spend a long day of field training. Team members searched the many cracks and caves within the rocks throughout the night. Motorcycle and ATV teams searched the main roads and trails. The Canine team was activated and responded with two area search dogs and a bloodhound.

When daylight came, a Sheriff's helicopter flew over the search area. After 12 hours of searching, the Fillmore team was activated to relive the East Valley team. The Fillmore team responded 15 team members and started to do a through search of the area.

Just before noon on Sunday, the subject walked into a neighbor's house in good condition.