Woman's Body Found at Big Bear Lake Positively I.D.'d as Lisa Ann Cimbaluk of Irvine

UPDATE NO. 2, JAN. 9, 10:19 A.M.: The San Bernardino County coroner has positively identified Lisa Ann Cimbaluk as the woman whose body was found at Big Bear Lake Thursday morning. "Examinations will be conducted in order to determine the cause of Cimbaluk's death," reads a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, which is conducting the death investigation.

UPDATE NO. 1, JAN. 8, NOON: Deputies in a sheriff's helicopter spotted a woman's body around 10 this morning in water near Big Bear Lake's south shore.

But the dead woman has not yet been positively identified as Lisa Ann Cimbaluk, whose empty, snow-covered car was found nearby Sunday.

ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 5, 9:36 A.M.: A search is under way in the San Bernardino Mountains this morning for an Irvine woman who has not been seen by her family since last Monday morning, Dec. 29.

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After receiving the missing-person report on Lisa Ann Cimbaluk last Tuesday, Irvine Police officials entered the 35-year-old's personal and vehicle information in the state Missing Person database, according to a statement from spokeswoman Farrah Emami. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department informed Irvine Police Sunday that Cimbaluk's vehicle was found near Big Bear by a trail head, says Emami, who notes there were no signs of foul play.

Sheriff's search-and-rescue personnel are now searching the area for Cimbaluk, who is described as white, 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Irvine Police at 949.724.7200, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Big Bear station at 909.866.0100, or the sheriff's dispatch at 909.387.8313.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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