A California mom who vanished after she set out on a ‘pandemic road trip’ has been confirmed dead.
Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen setting off from her home in Walnut Creek on June 14 last year, intending to drive seven hours to Joshua Tree National Park.
The mother-of-one’s disappearance sparked a large-scale search which came to end on January 31, when hikers discovered human remains on a desert trail in Wonder Valley – about 15 miles northeast of Joshua Tree.
Dental records confirmed that the remains were those of Lloyd, with her family making the sad announcement in a Facebook post Wednesday.
‘It is with a heavy heart we announce that the remains have been identified by San Bernardino County’s Sheriff Department as Erika,’ Lloyd’s brother, Colin, wrote.
‘Close to 8 months…