After an intensive 16-day search, the Civil Air Patrol has called off its hunt for a Thousand Oaks family that has been missing since its plane failed to return from a family reunion in Utah.
Air Force officials decided Tuesday to suspend the Civil Air Patrol's search for former Thousand Oaks Planning Commissioner K. Reed Harrison, wife Judith, and their 18-year-old daughter, Julie, unless new clues turn up on the family's whereabouts, Civil Air Patrol Capt. Ray Tippo said.
The Civil Air Patrol is the volunteer search-and-rescue arm of the Air Force.
"We've spent a lot of time, a lot of effort in looking for them," Tippo said. "There's no point in having our pilots up there, our aircraft up there until there's something more tangible to look for."
The massive search began July 26, the day after the Harrisons' Beechcraft Bonanza failed to return from Roosevelt, Utah, to the Camarillo Airport as scheduled.