MISSING GIRLS OF THE DESERT
EARP, Calif. – Sandy Giles Still Missing from San Bernardino County, California.
SANDY GILES MISSING – It was Mother’s Day weekend. Sandy, a 44 year-old beloved mother and resident of Maplesville, Alabama was headed home from a road trip she’d taken with a family friend.
Sadly, on May 13, 2017, Sandy Giles vanished while traveling on California’s hot and dangerous, “Twentynine Palms Highway” and was never seen again.
CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP – Sandy reportedly had some issues while on the road. In Marysville, (Northern California) she had unexpectedly left her motel room in the middle of the night with the intention of driving back to Alabama alone. It appears that she was running out of money and gas near the end of her trip as she headed toward the Mojave Desert.
Sandy called her son at 5 P.M. on May 13th from the Hi Sahara Oasis Gas Station in Essex/Fenner while adding as much fuel as she could afford. Sandy’s family expected her home to Alabama no later than the following Monday.
Allegedly, Sandy was going to attempt to make it to the closest Walmart to receive money by wire transfer. The closest Walmart stores to Hi Sahara Oasis are:
- Bullhead City, Nevada- 1 hour 13 minutes
- Parker, Arizona- 2 hours
I-40 EAST / OLD STATE ROUTE 66 – Hi Sahara Oasis is the only gas station for 100 miles on this infamous stretch of highway, also known as “Old National Trails Highway” and “Old Route 66”.
TWENTYNINE PALMS HWY – The last leg of this trip would put Sandy on State Route 62, aka. “Twentynine Palms Highway”, with the sun setting around 7:40 P.M. that evening.
I-10 EAST – It seems likely that Sandy was planning to take the “southern route”, Interstate 10 EAST, back to Alabama, which might be why she went south to Parker despite the longer distance.
MISSING PERSON – Sandy Giles’ call from Hi Sahara Oasis was the last call she made. On May 16th, Sandy’s 2013 Dodge Avenger was found partially high-center on a sand wash, just outside of Earp, California.
COLORADO RIVER – The micro-town of Earp, (named after lawman Wyatt Earp), lies just across the Colorado River from Parker, a short 2 or 3 miles from Walmart.
SANDY GILES MISSING PERSON – All Sandy’s belongings were locked in the vehicle, including her purse, clothing, cell phone and asthma inhaler. The only thing missing was Sandy herself and the car keys. It is still unknown if Sandy’s car was out of gas (again) or if she ran off the road accidently into the wash and got stuck.
MOJAVE DESERT – After searching the roadside area thoroughly, her family personally recovered Sandy’s flip flop sandals about 20 yards down “Twentynine Palms Highway” near a patch of sage brush. There were a few bare footprints in the desert sand, but nothing else.
MISSING PERSON SEARCH – In late May, a search party of volunteers gathered at the Earp Post Office to search the area again, but found no trace of Sandy Giles.
SANDY GILES DESCRIPTION:
- Caucasian Female
- Missing From Earp, California
- Date Missing: May 13, 2017
- Age: 44
- Height: 5’7″
- Weight: 180
- Hair Color: Bleached blonde
- Eyes: Blue
- Tattoos: 1) Dog tag with chain on ankle says “Sandy”. 2) Yellow infinity symbol on left wrist.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF – NEEDLES / COLORADO RIVER SUBSTATION
INFORMATION ON SANDY GILES CASE – If you have any information on the whereabouts of Sandy Giles please contact San Bernardino County Sheriff:
- Detective Tim Preston at 760-326-9200
- Deputy Rivas at 909-520-1369
- Submit Anonymous Tip: www.wetip.com or 1-800-78-CRIME
Or Contact Private Investigator Scott Herring at 909-883-3045
NAMUS – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. See: www.namus.gov.
***The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s website also provides a NamUS portal to search for missing persons. See: (www.sbcounty.gov/sheriff. *Click “general info” on home page).
NAMUS – Can be used in two ways:
- …To Search for Missing Persons/Unidentified Remains in the USA.
- …By Family Members to Start a “NamUS” File and Submit Information About the Missing Person.
CALIFORNIA STATE DEPT OF JUSTICE – To report information on the whereabouts of, or search for a missing person, See: California State Dept. of Justice Website (www.oag.ca.gov/missing) or call 1-800-222-FIND.
FACEBOOK PAGE – See: “Help Find Sandy Giles”. Please Like and Share.
TRUECRIMECALIFONIA.COM – Please submit photos of Sandy to email below. Any additional information such as Sandy’s Middle Name/Birthdate would be helpful. Thank You.
Prayers for Sandy’s Safe Return. God Bless. Keep Vigilant. True Love Never Dies.
Written by Chandler Vaughn. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org