Cecil “Paul” Knutson, 79, and 67-year-old Dianna Bedwell were expected at their son’s Riverside home Sunday, but never made it.
Other than video from a surveillance camera showed them leaving Valley View casino, search efforts have failed to turn up any trace of their whereabouts.
On Thursday, teams of orange-clad volunteers known as "Team Amber" organized a volunteer search center at Ridgeview Church in Valley Center. The team is led by Amber's mom Carrie McGonigle and plans on combing remote areas of Valley – rain or shine.
“We’re already mapping out certain areas," said McGonigle. "They need to be found. They’re an elderly couple and their family misses them tremendously."
McGonigle's 14-year-old daughter was abducted and killed in February of 2009. Since her daughter’s death, McGonigle formed Team Amber to help families find their missing loved ones.
"We’re setting up all the paperwork, getting flyers together and hoping that [Friday] at 9:30 a.m. when we open we’ll have some people willing to help search for the family," McGonigle said. "You have to keep up hope and never give up."
If you’d like to volunteer you can meet teams at the Ridgeview Church on Wohlford Road in Valley Center or contact Julie at 760-703-4307.