Body Found in Local Mountains During Search for Pasadena Nonprofit Board Member

Published : Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 5:35 AM

Search teams hunting for the missing board member of a Pasadena nonprofit, Sierra Madre resident Carl Foote, 58, concluded their efforts Saturday after the body of a man matching the physical description of Foote was found in mountains less than a mile east of Hastings Ranch.

The body has not yet been positively identified.

Members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team joined in the search for missing Pasadena nonprofit board member Carl Foote on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photos courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

The Sierra Madre Police Department said it is working in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and the Coroner’s office in the investigation.

Foote was last seen by his wife a week ago when he went for a walk. He had not been seen since.

Officers investigating the incident soon learned that Foote’s personal belongings, cell phone, wallet, bicycles and vehicle were all left behind at his home in Sierra Madre when he went for the walk.

Foote did not report to work last Monday morning.

Earlier last week, the Sierra Madre Police Department collaborated with the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue with air Support from the Pasadena Police Department. The foothills of Sierra Madre were searched for Foote throughout Monday and into Tuesday morning, but Foote was not located.

Local church and community groups also formed and joined in the active search for Foote.

A major search was launched Saturday involving multiple agencies, including search teams from Altadena, Sierra Madres, Montrose, San Dimas and the Antelope Valley.

One team discovered the body of man about one-half mile northeast of Jones Peak in the Angeles National Forest.

A positive identification is pending.

Foote is known for his support and Board role at Foothill Unity Center. Founded in 1980, the Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across eleven San Gabriel Valley cities.

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