Friends and family of missing woman remain hopeful

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department releases a flyer with information about Lydia “Dia” Abrams, missing since Saturday, June 6. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Friends and loved ones of Lydia “Dia” Abrams remain hopeful that she will be found safe and sound. According to family, she went missing from her secluded ranch on Apple Canyon Road in Mountain Center around 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6.

Abrams, 65, has blonde hair, blue eyes and stands about 5-foot-5 and weighs around 130 pounds.

She was last seen wearing black and turquoise jacket, yellow shirt and blue jeans. Abrams was heading toward the Garner Valley area – however, her vehicle, handbag, keys and cellphone were still at her home.

Local residents participate in a search party to look for Lydia “Dia” Abrams Monday, June 8. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

“As of now, the only update we have is that an extensive search was conducted in the area over a three-day period without locating Dia Abrams,” Deanna Pecoraro, a correctional sergeant with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Friday, June 12, said. “She is still in the system as a missing person. We do ask if anyone has any information or knows her whereabouts to please contact their local law enforcement.”

“Although the sheriff’s search and investigation is still ongoing, Dia has been formally declared a missing person,” Diana Souza said. “If you see her, please contact the Hemet Sheriff’s station. Thank you all for your prayers for her safe return. Many of you know how special Dia’s animals are to her and have asked about their well-being. We would like everyone to know that they all are safe and being well cared for.”

Flyers are posted everywhere to publicize the search for Lydia “Dia” Abrams, missing since Saturday, June 6. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Lydia Abrams, call Investigator Loureiro at 760-578-2101 or Investigator Vasquez at 951-203-3767. You can also contact the after-hours hotline at 951-776-1099 and press option 5.

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