By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Search underway at Joshua Tree National Park for missing Twentynine Palms man

Patrick Lynn Welz of Twentynine Palms was reported missing on June 10, 2021, and his truck found at Joshua Tree National Park.

A search is underway at Joshua Tree National Park for a Twentynine Palms man missing more than a week, a park spokesperson said.

Patrick Lynn Welz, 38, was last seen June 5 when he left to drive to Riverside to visit his father, park spokesperson Jennie Albrinck said in a press release issued Friday.

He was reported missing on Thursday and park staff found his truck in the Indian Cove parking lot the same day, Albrinck said.

Welz is described as a white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 197 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, dragon and United States Marine Corps insignia tattoos on his arms.

He is believed to have been wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and either tennis shoes or black work boots. 

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