Family Left on Camping Trip, Are Now Missing

Arizona family of 3 planned to camp near Arizona-Nevada border
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2021 12:35 PM CDT
Missing Family Left With a Mattress, Never Returned
These police-issued photos show married couple Joshua Martinez and Erika Allison, left, and their teenage son, Psymon Kelly, right.   (Kingman Police)

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an Arizona family last seen three weeks ago. Married couple Erika Irene Allison, 36; Joshua Robert Martinez, 30; and their 17-year-old son, Psymon J. Kelly, of Kingman, left home with their two dogs to go camping 35 miles away in the Katherine's Landing area along the Colorado River on Sept. 11, according to the Kingman Police Department. The family planned to return in a week to 10 days, say police. They were seen departing in Allison's grey 2005 Toyota Corolla with a foam mattress strapped to the roof but haven't been seen or heard from since, per KNXV. Police note they left their cellphones behind. Martinez also left behind medication he takes for a disability, police say.

Family members and National Park Service rangers have searched Katherine's Landing and surrounding areas without finding any sign of the family, their dogs, or their vehicle, which carried the Arizona wheelchair plate GAC93, per AZFamily. Police note Allison and Martinez had recently shaved their heads. Allison is white, 5'3", 115 pounds, with brown hair and eyes, while Martinez is white, 5'5", 120 to 130 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes, police say. Kelly is described as white, 6'0", 190 pounds, with blond hair and brown eyes. They were traveling with a female dog, a black and white miniature pinscher chihuahua mix, and a large, tan-colored male dog of unknown breed. Anyone with information is asked to call Kingman Police at 928-753-2191. (More missing person stories.)

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