Missing Person Found

Published on
December 21, 2022
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Robert Gerber.

During the morning hours of August 29, 2020, citizens located the pickup truck belonging to Robert Gerber, a 78-year-old missing person from Bear Valley Springs, located in a remote area in Inyo County.

The truck was found abandoned and shoe tracks indicated Mr. Gerber had left his vehicle on foot in a northeasterly direction through the desert.Following a search of the area, Inyo County Sheriff's deputies located a deceased male in the desert. The body was identified as Mr. Gerber. Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies are conducting an investigation.

Tim Melanson

Chief of Police

Bear Valley Police Department

661-821-3239

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