BREAKING NEWS Out Of CALIFORNIA…

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Rachel Nguyen, 21 and Joseph Orbeso, 21 Photo credit/ press handout

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Authorities have announced on Monday that they may have discovered the bodies of two long-missing hikers, found locked in an embrace, in Joshua Tree National Park — nearly three months after the couple went missing while hiking during an extreme heatwave.

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It is believed that the severe heat is the cause of death. An autopsy is set to be performed which should determine the cause of death.

A search team discovered the remains in a remote area of the park after months of combing through the place for Joseph Orbeso, 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 21,  FOX11 Los Angeles  reported. Gilbert Orbeso, Joseph’s father, was part of the search team that discovered the bodies.

Orbeso, who has kept up the search effort since the pair disappeared, told the station he and the search team were scaling boulders about two miles from Maze Loop when they spotted the couple’s clothing, some water bottles and food wrappers. The crew followed the trail and saw the remains of two people — the bodies embracing each other.

“We hope that they can rest in peace now,” Orbeso told KESQ Sunday afternoon. “I believed that I was going to find them. I didn’t know when. But I had my answer today.”

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Sheriff’s officials tried to recover the remains Sunday but due to darkness, the effort was suspended until Monday morning. Once recovered, the remains will be sent to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office to be positively identified.

The coroner’s office is working to formally identify the remains as Joseph Orbeso and Nguyen. The couple from Lakewood was reported missing on July 28 after they didn’t check out of their Airbnb rental. They were last seen hiking in the park a day before, when temperatures topped 100 degrees. Officials said there’s no water in the park and the heat created dangerous conditions for people, Fox News reported.

The couple’s car was discovered more than a week after their disappearance.

Orbeso’s father added he feels a “sense of relief” after the remains were discovered.

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“I feel that we have closure,” he said. “And we know we found them. That was our main goal was to find them.”

Terrible.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

Rest in peace.

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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