Investigators seeking clues into the disappearance of a couple were zeroing in on surveillance video showing three white cars turning right onto Valley Center Road.
The surveillance video is the first glimmer of hope in the case of the couple, Paul Knutson and Dianna Bedwell, who vanished on Mother’s Day after a trip to Valley View Casino.
Investigators are especially interested in the video because the couple was driving a white 2014 Hyundai Sonata the day they disappeared – and the video was captured at about the same time the couple are believed to have left the casino.
Surveillance at the Valley Center casino showed Knutson and Bedwell leaving there at about 2 p.m.
Family members said they are hopeful the new video will provide new leads in the case.
“It’s only good in the sense that now we know where to turn,” said Robert Acosta, the couple’s son. “So I think there are multiple routes they can go.”
It’s not yet clear the type of cars shown in the video, which was turned over to investigators by the manager at Hidden Valley Pump. Valley Center Road is the main thoroughfare just north of the casino.
Images: Couple Last Seen Near Valley View Casino
Meanwhile, a group called Team Amber has begun searching, along with the couple’s family members. San Diego County sheriff’s deputies said they haven’t launched any ground searches because they don’t have a search zone.
Knutson and Bedwell were reported missing after they failed to show up for a Mother’s Day dinner at Acosta’s home in Riverside County.
Acosta said this was highly unusual, as the couple is always punctual and always checks in with family members.