Report: 2 bodies found near Maze Loop in Joshua Tree

Two bodies were discovered in Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday, reports KESQ.

The remains were “likely” those of 21-year-old Joseph Orbeso and 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen, who went missing while hiking in the area in July, according to the tv station.

The bodies were found on the north side of the Maze Loop trail by the members of the Joshua Tree Search and Rescue team. Joseph Orbeso’s father was also present.

Update: Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station Captain Jeff Joling confirmed that two bodies were discovered to Z107.7.  He says that it is very early in the investigation and authorities have yet to recover the bodies.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.