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Contact: Joshua Tree Investigation Tip Line, 760-401-3075
Contact: Jennifer Albrinck, 760-367-5520
National Park Service received a report of a missing Twentynine Palms man on June 10, 2021. Patrick Lynn Welz, 38 was last seen on June 5 when he left to drive to Riverside to visit his father. Park staff located his truck in the Indian Cove parking lot on June 10.
Welz is described as a white male, 5'10" in height, 197 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has both a dragon, and a United State Marine Corps insignia tattoo on his arms. He is believed to have been wearing a white tee shirt, blue jeans, and either tennis shoes or black work boots.
Joshua Tree National Park is working on an investigation and on organizing a search operation. Joshua Tree rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Welz to please call or text the NPS Investigation Tip Line at 760-401-3075. Rangers request that anyone conducting a private search should cease so that they can assess the areas without contamination of physical clues necessary to this investigation.
A missing person investigation is on-going. No further information is available at this time.
Last updated: June 11, 2021