Apr. 4, 2013: Two Missing Teens - Wildwood Park, Thousand Oaks

The search operation command post in Wildwood Park. Photo by Rob Varela, Ventura County Star

04/04/13, Thursday 08:15 - 16:00 Hours

A 13-year-old male and 14-year-old female were reported missing about 01:00 hours on April 4. They were last seen at their homes. It was believed to have ran away and might be suicidal. Search dogs from the Canine Team led searchers to the nearby 1,750-acre Wildwood Park. Several members of the East Valley Team were already on a mutual search call in Orange County. The remaining team members responded to the search request at 08:15 hours along with members from Upper Ojai, Fillmore, and Thousand Oaks Disaster Response Assistance Team.

Searchers checked the caves in park along with other areas the teens were known to frequent. The search was suspended around 16:00 hours.

The teens were located the afternoon of the next day, April 5, in Newbury Park unharmed.