Police launch search for California mom, 37, who vanished on a ‘pandemic road trip’ to Joshua Tree National Park after her car is found abandoned by the side of a highway Erika Lloyd, 37, set off on a seven-hour road trip to Joshua Tree National Park on June 14Her Honda Accord was found damaged and abandoned at the park’s edge two days laterPolice say there were no signs of foul play; her family are still holding out hope that she is alive  They speculate she may have been taken in by strangers after being injured in an accident; others say its possible she fell down one of the parks’ mine shafts

Investigators are still searching for a California mom who went missing after she set out on a ‘pandemic road trip’ to Joshua Tree National Park. 

Mother-of-one Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen leaving her home in Walnut Creek on June 14, setting off on a seven-hour journey to her destination. 

Lloyd’s parents last heard from their daughter on June 16 – the same day her black Honda Accord was found damaged and abandoned at the edge of the Joshua Tree National Park, near the town of Twentynine Palms. 

Mother-of-one Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen leaving her home in Walnut Creek on June 14, intending to drive seven hours southeast to Joshua Tree National Park

Lloyd’s lack Honda Accord was found damaged and abandoned at the edge of the park near the town of Twentynine Palms (pictured)

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The front and back windscreens of Lloyd’s black Honda Accord were smashed out, but police did not see any signs of foul play. 

Lloyd’s parents – Wayne and Ruth – believe it’s possible she was involved in a car accident and ended up injured. 

‘We don’t know if she had some memory loss when she got hit by the airbag. Maybe she doesn’t know who she is, we don’t know, we aren’t sure about her mental stage,’ mom Ruth told KESQ on Tuesday. 

According to her family, Lloyd decided to take the road trip as she wanted a change of scenery amid the coronavirus lockdown.  

‘Being locked down for almost three months, not being able to work and trying to home school her son – it was starting to get to her,’ Ruth stated. 

She added that her daughter may have also felt ‘pressure’ as she had no form of income.  

Lloyd decided to take the road trip as she wanted a change of scenery amid the coronavirus lockdown 

Lloyd’s parents – Wayne and Ruth – believe it’s possible she was involved in a car accident and ended up injured

However, they do not believe she would have deliberately harmed herself, and are holding out hope that she will be found safe and well. 

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