ESMERELDA COUNTY, Nev.–A married couple from Indianapolis who had been missing for more than a week was found in Nevada on Tuesday.
Ronnie and Beverly Barker had taken their recreational vehicle on a cross-country road trip. They were supposed to meet up with friends in Tuscon, Arizona, but they never arrived.
“We had a cousin that lives in Las Vegas and on Friday he dropped everything and drove up there to those areas. There was nothing. He didn’t see anything. It’s pretty desolate up there. Cell service is kind of spotty, to say the least, and there’s some roads up there that are just sketchy,” said Jennifer Whaley, daughter of Ronnie and Beverly, to WISH-TV.
Barker’s nephew Travis Peters told KLAS that authorities from Nye and Mineral Counties confirmed the couple had been found. Peters said there is not much information as to the circumstances, other than Ronnie was dead and Beverly was alive. Beverly was air-lifted out to a Reno hospital. The recreational vehicle was found in the mud in the Silver Peak area. Police are trying to figure out how it got there.
Here was the timeline before the Barker’s were found Tuesday:
At noon March 27, Ronnie and Beverly left a campground in Mount Shasta, California. From there, the couple stopped to get gas at 3:48 p.m. March 27 in Stagecoach, Nevada.
Then, at 5:30 p.m. March 27, phone towers pinged their cell phones in Walker Lake, Nevada. About 5 minutes later, Ronnie and Beverly were picked up by a traffic camera in Hawthorne, Nevada.
Around 5:45 pm March 27, their cellphones were pinged again in Hawthorne, Nevada, this time on U.S. 95.
A surveillance image then showed them in Luning, Nevada, a little after 6 p.m. March 27.
Finally, one last cellphone ping around 7:15 p.m. showed the couple in Silver Peak, Nevada.
The Barker’s were driving a 2015 Forest River Sunseeker Class C RV with an Indiana plate C128H. They were also towing a white 2020 Kia Soul LX with an Indiana plate FL211A.
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