Locked in embrace: Fil-Am hiker and friend found dead

Police: Bodies of two missing hikers found in Joshua Tree National Park

The bodies of a young couple who went missing while on a hike three months ago have been found locked in a final embrace.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department tweeted Sunday at 1:43 p.m. that a positive ID on the discovered bodies is pending autopsy.

According to a previous release from the National Park Service, Nguyen and Orbeso entered the park at 6:45 a.m. on July 27, and have not been seen or heard from since.

Orbeso's father found the body of his son when he made a decision to head a few miles from Maze Loop in the park, where the couple's auto had been discovered shortly after their disappearance.

'I feel like we have closure.




Deputies were flown into steep terrain where the bodies were found on Sunday, Miller said.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Jodi Miller confirmed to PEOPLE that the bodies had been discovered and that recovery would take place on Monday. That was our main goal, was to find them. Family was alerted that the couple - both from California and in their 20s - might be missing after they failed to check out of their local accommodations on time on July 28, and left all their belongings behind. I am proud to be his father and his kindness will live on in me and those who knew him best. Eventually, he noticed items of clothing, water bottles and food wrappers.

Joshua Tree National Park is in a remote area of eastern California, where the Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems meet, according to the National Park Service.

The couple disappeared while hiking in the area on July, sparking massive searches led by Joseph's dad Gilbert Orbeso. These numbers do not include suicide cases but mostly are incidents caused by drowning or motor vehicle accidents. While scouring Joshua Tree National Park with a search team, Gilbert Orbeso routinely combed over miles of bare cliffs and boulders.

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