Jurupa Missing Woman

March 12, 2019
Idyllwild, CA

Written by Glenn Hendersonn

I went to bed at 10:30 and was sound asleep when the text message came through at 11:30. A missing at risk person in the Jurupa area of Riverside. I met one of our new members, Vinay, at the Hemet Sheriff’s station to pick up our truck and drove to the Incident Command Post arriving at 1 AM.

I gathered information from the Jurupa police and found that we were looking for Janice, 69, a former army ranger that liked to walk but had gotten lost before. Her family said she was in pretty good shape and had scaled a six-foot fence last time she wandered away. This made our assignments a little more difficult as we would normally not worry about fenced in areas, but this information changed things. Jurupa PD had patrol cars out checking the city streets around her house, so we did the same thing on foot as well as some open fields that were nearby. A light rain was falling making it a more desperate need to find her as soon as possible.

We searched throughout the night until some of our members had to leave for work at 8 AM. At 9 a call came in that a patrol car had located her just a few 100 feet from the Command Post. She was brought in, checked out by paramedics and released to her family in good health.

RMRU Members Involved: Blake Douglas, Glenn Henderson, Eric Holden, Shani Pynn, Vinay Rao, and Alex Rilloraza.