PALMDALE – A 34-year-old Palmdale man reported missing by family members was found dead Sunday afternoon near a damaged vehicle off the side of a mountain road, authorities said.
Damien Sisley was found shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, in a ravine off Mount Emma Road, just east of Angeles Forest Highway, according to Sgt. Robinson of the California Highway Patrol, Antelope Valley area.
Sisley was last seen on Oct. 12, and he had been reported missing by family members, Robinson said.
“Some friends and family went out looking for him and found the vehicle…” Robinson said. “The body was outside the vehicle, but there was a collision and he was ejected from the vehicle.”
“It’s still under investigation how the collision happened,” Robinson added.
Investigators at the scene said Sisley was possibly driving the Toyota MR2 eastbound on Mount Emma Road when he lost control on a curve and the car plunged off the roadway and crashed into a tree at the bottom of a ravine.
“The date that we put for the collision was Oct. 12 because that’s the last time he was seen,” Robinson said.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol, Antelope Valley office at 661-948-8541.