Local resident Lydia “Dia” Abrams has been missing since Sunday, June 7. She was last seen around 2 p.m. on June 6.
According to the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU), a team of volunteers were dispatched on June 9 to Abrams’ 160-acre ranch. They conducted a search from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with no success of locating Abrams.
RMRU went out again on June 10 to search more difficult areas on the property including a creek bed and the hills overlooking her ranch. All assignments were completed by 6 p.m. At that point, detectives took over the investigation and called off the physical ground search.
According to a story written on June 19 by CDL Life News, a 49-year-old male was arrested on June 17 in Troutdale, Oregon on suspicion of kidnapping a woman from California. Allegedly, the woman escaped his tractor trailer, ending up at a convenience store and reported that she had been assaulted, held against her will and had been transported by the suspect from California, according to the CDL Life News story.
The Town Crier contacted the Riverside County Sheriff Department (RCSD) to see if this could be Abrams.
Deanna Pecoraro, correctional sergeant from the RCSD, quickly contacted the Riverside County Sheriff investigators on the case, and they reached out to the arresting department in Oregon.
“Per the investigator from Oregon, this female victim is NOT Dia Abrams.” Pecoraro wrote in an email.
As the investigation continues, Pecoraro wrote, “We would like to urge the community to contact law enforcement if they have any information or know the whereabouts of Dia Abrams.”
Abrams is 65 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 130 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black/turquoise jack, yellow shirt and blue jeans.
If you have any information, contact Riverside County Sheriff Investigator Loureiro at 760-578-2101 or Investigator Vasquez at 951-203-3767. After hours, call the Riverside County Sheriff Dispatch Center at 951-776-1099, option 5.