Authorities Not Giving Up in Search for Rock Star’s Mother-in-Law


Dozens of searchers and family members are not giving up on the search for a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who vanished from a Julian Campground three nights ago.

Authorities on Tuesday were following up on a report of a possible sighting of Sally Estabrook as well as bringing in additional searchers and using search dogs to hunt for her.

On Tuesday evening, there was still no trace of Estabrook, the mother-in-law of Dave Mustaine, the frontman for the heavy metal band, Megadeth.

Mustaine said family was still holding out hope she’d be found safe.

“We’re just praying that she’s safe wherever she’s at. Praying for the husband Bob – he’s really shaken up,” Mustaine said. “She does have severe Alzheimer’s, so we don’t know what could have possibly happened. We’re preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.”

Mustaine’s daughter, Electra, tweeted out her pleas on Tuesday for the continued efforts.

She also touched on the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Estabrook, who lives in Bonsall, was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pinezanita RV Park & Campgrounds on Highway 79. The woman’s husband said he finished taking a shower and realized she was gone.

She was last seen wearing a teal top and white capri pants.

Anyone who sees Estabrook is asked to call 911.

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