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5/22/17 Missing Person -- Recovered
#49879 05/22/17 11:36 AM
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Edit: Her body has been found, 5/23/17

Rest in peace Cindy
Here's her picture from Trail Crest on Sunday, 5/21:




Original post: http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=15864&p=119032#p119032

Last edited by Steve C; 05/23/17 02:42 PM. Reason: update
Re: 5/22 Missing Person Alert
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Re: 5/22 Missing Person Alert
Steve C #49885 05/22/17 05:21 PM
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One of our friends knows her. Hope she is alright.

Re: 5/22 Missing Person Alert
Steve Li #49887 05/22/17 07:11 PM
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hoping for a good outcome here...

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Steve C #49897 05/23/17 07:48 AM
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Hopefully she is found safe. But I wonder about the mindset of the two that went on and let her descend solo? That was a 22 hour day hike in less optimum conditions. I wonder what Memorial Day weekend will bring?

Re: 5/22 Missing Person Alert
pcieluch #49898 05/23/17 08:32 AM
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Saw on FB she came through trail camp around 6. People there wanted her to stay as she looked off kilter. She want to keep going down. The found her back, poles, and phone near the water fall at Mirror Lake.

Re: 5/22 Missing Person Alert
pcieluch #49901 05/23/17 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: pcieluch
Saw on FB she came through trail camp around 6. People there wanted her to stay as she looked off kilter. She want to keep going down. The found her back, poles, and phone near the water fall at Mirror Lake.


Waterfall "below" Mirror Lake, maybe, at Outpost? Or the Mirror Lake outlet?


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Update 5/23
saltydog #49902 05/23/17 11:33 AM
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Inyo Co Sheriff's Dept:

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Inyo County Search and Rescue (SAR) is on its second day of searching for missing hiker Dongying “Cindy” Qiu, a 27 year old woman from San Marino, CA. Cindy was part of a three-person hiking group that set out to hike Mt. Whitney on Sunday May 21st at 2:00am. After reaching Trail Crest (~13,700’ elevation) at approximately 1:00pm, she decided to head back to the trailhead at Whitney Portal alone. The original report indicated that the other two members of the hiking group went on to ascend Mt. Whitney, but later interviews revealed that one member of the hiking group (a female) turned around earlier in the hike before reaching Trail Crest. The male hiking companion did go on to ascend Mt. Whitney by himself, and when he returned to Whitney Portal around midnight, he was unable to locate Cindy. Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified at approximately 9:00am on Monday May 22 of the missing hiker.

Following a lead from other hikers who believed they saw Cindy (descending the trail alone on Sunday late afternoon), Inyo County Search and Rescue and CHP H-80 out of Apple Valley began a search of the area between Trail Camp and Outpost Camp yesterday. A backpack matching the description of Cindy’s was located near Outpost Camp late yesterday afternoon. This morning additional teams are actively searching the area. Support for today’s search is provided by Sierra Madre SAR, San Bernardino SAR, China Lake Mountain Rescue Mountain Rescue Group, Inyo SAR and aerial support is provided by Army National Guard and CHP H-80.

If anyone has any information that may assist in this search please contact Sheriff’s Dispatch as 760-878-0383.

Re: Update 5/23
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Last edited by Steve Li; 05/23/17 04:15 PM.
Re: 5/22/17 Missing Person -- Recovered
Steve Li #49906 05/23/17 02:30 PM
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Aww. That is awful! frown

Condolences to all her friends and family.

Rest in peace, Cindy.


Re: 5/22/17 Missing Person -- Recovered
Maverick #49907 05/23/17 03:40 PM
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Please don't post updates like this. If this is indeed true, finding out via the internet or facebook would be a horrible way for a family member to find out about the passing of a loved one.

Sometimes law enforcement needs time to locate and call family and loved ones.

Re: 5/22/17 Missing Person -- Recovered
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