UPDATE 11/18/16 -According to ABC7, Aaron and Mariya were found near Joshua Tree and the US Mexico border. They have been surviving on drinking their own urine as they had no food nor water. They got lost shortly after their trip and saw a light in the distance and began to walk for it, said a family member. The direction they went got them further lost. They finally ran into someone who was able to notify the Border Patrol and reduce them. They have now been reunited with their family.
Original story: Aaron Morganstein and Mariya “Masha” Mitkova have been missing since Monday, November 14. Mozrganstein and Mitkova left on Saturday afternoon from their home in La Angeles to go to the Imperial San Dunes and/or Joshua Tree. They stopped for gas at the Morongo Travel Center near Cabezon and used their credit card. They also stopped for food at the In N Out. There cellphone last pinged at 34225 Key Largo Avenue, near the In N Out in Thousand Palms.
A friend knew there plans were to go to the Imperial San Dunes to gather and then Morganstein was going to drop Mitkova off at the train station and he was going to return to San Diego. Morganstein never returned home and Mitkova never went to work the following Monday, said the Los Angeles Daily News.
Friends and family do not know if their car broke down or they are lost. They did organize a search but they have not located them yet. The car is a blue 2002 Subaru Outback, with California license plate 6PRH231.
Mitkova, 27, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds, police said. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and was wearing a white T-shirt with print on it and shorts before she vanished.
Morganstein is 33 years old, has black hair and brown eyes, according to police. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs around 180 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown shirt, grey hoodie and brown hat.
If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call the police at (213) 996-1800.