Dalman was last seen at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Early morning, Dalman and a friend, 56-year-old Bruce Jackson, drove to the area of Crystal Mountain near the Eye of God on 2N02 for a day-hike with Jackson’s dog, described as a white pitbull with dark stripes and a white and black face. Dalman and Jackson were separated after the dog got away and was running in the area. Shortly before 7:00 a.m. today, Jackson reported Dalman missing, stating he had been lost in the area since Tuesday after not being able to find the dog. Jackson reported that he had made his way back to the vehicle this morning and returned to his home in Erwin Lake, but was unable to locate Dalman.
Medical aid was called to Jackson’s residence where he was treated for dehydration.
Deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to the call of the missing person and conducted searches of the surrounding area. Since 9:00 a.m. today, search efforts have expanded to consist of a command post with 3 teams of Search & Rescue members on foot, 2 teams of Posse members on horseback, and Sheriff’s aviation conducting aerial searches.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Karen Dalman is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.