The family of missing San Marcos teenager Mickey James Guidry harnessed a recent surge of community support this weekend to renew their search for the 16-year-old boy in the desert where he was last seen in November, the North County Times reported.
Mickey's family and friends joined about 80 volunteers Saturday to scour the Anza Borrego desert where the family's jeep was found Nov. 28, undrivable with his wallet and other belongings inside, according to a Facebook page devoted to finding Mickey. A smaller group planned to continue the search Sunday, organizers told the paper.
Mickey took his mother's Jeep without permission Nov. 25, family members have said. He joined friends for a camping trip at Anza Borrego State Park and was last seen at the campsite heading out for a drive Nov. 27.
The Jeep was found abandoned, damaged and stuck in sand with many of Mickey's belongings inside, according to the Facebook page. A blanket that might have been Mickey's was found about two miles from the vehicle.
Mickey was listed as a "runaway juvenile" on the California attorney general's office's state list of missing people Friday afternoon, despite a recent update to the Help Find Mickey Guidry Facebook page that says his case has been reclassified as a missing person, the paper reported.
Officials at the attorney general's office confirmed with the paper Friday that the information on the site is correct and that the case has not been reclassified. San Diego County sheriff's officials told the paper they were still investigating Mickey's case as a runaway and they had not received any new leads or information that might change that classification.
Read more: North County Times