The body of David Bradish was found Saturday, Dec. 8. He had been missing since Monday, Nov. 26.

Another search and rescue effort was initiated yesterday. On Wednesday, his dog, Ginger, was found near the Fern Valley Corners area of Idyllwild. Rain delayed the new search until Saturday.

Dave Bradish
Photo courtesy Linda Bradish

Bradish was 80-years-old and suffered from Alzheimer’s. His body was found well above Chipmunk Drive, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Kenneth Reichle.

“It was beyond the private property in the National Forest area,” he said. “We had no leads to suggest he was in the area.”

While the Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has not posted an official cause of death, it is speculated that he died in the early days of his disappearance.

He and his wife Linda had move to Idyllwild in late October to join his son, David, and his wife Jenni, who move here in late summer.

The search for Bradish, immediately after his disappearance, was one of the largest search and rescue missions on the Hill. And family and community continued to look for him since.