Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sierra Madre Weekly: Carl Foote’s Body Discovered Near Jones Peak, Bailey Canyon, Sierra Madre

Mod: The Sierra Madre Weekly has come up with what looks to be the most comprehensive version of the many news stories covering the Carl Foote tragedy. To link to their website click here.

Carl Foote’s Body Discovered Near Jones Peak, Bailey Canyon, Sierra Madre - The Sierra Madre Police Department and the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team with the assistance of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue along with search teams from Altadena, San Dimas, Antelope Valley and Montrose concluded an exhaustive search for Carl Foote Saturday afternoon. Foote had been missing since Sunday Aug. 6.

Sierra Madre resident Carl Foote was reported missing by his wife on Sunday, Aug. 6 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Carl was last seen walking in the vicinity of Merrill and Highland Avenues at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Foote was a lifelong resident of Sierra Madre an avid walker, hiker and cyclist, and familiar with the trails in Sierra Madre and the surrounding vicinity. Officers investigating the incident soon learned that Carl’s personal belongings, cell phone, wallet, bicycles and vehicle were all left behind at his home in Sierra Madre. An initial Missing Person Flier was forwarded to surrounding police agencies in the San Gabriel Valley.

When Foote did not report to work on Monday Aug 7, Sierra Madre Police Department utilized their partners from the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue. The foothills of Sierra Madre were searched for Foote throughout the week. News travelled fast and community members, friends and family also helped with the search efforts.

Local church and community groups also formed and joined in the active search for Mr. Foote.

The Sierra Madre Police Dept. issued a press release Saturday night stating that “…at about 4:10PM this afternoon{ Saturday} a person matching the physical description and clothing of our missing person was located by search teams about one half mile, northeast of Jones Peak. The person has not been positively identified at this time.

The SMPD Is working in conjunction with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Division, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office in this ongoing investigation.”

Sources with knowledge of the investigation said this was indeed the body of Carl Foote.

Carl Foote, 59, was an active board member on the Foothill Unity Center, Monrovia.

Former Mayor of Monrovia and a Foothill Unity Board member Mary Ann Lutz posted the following on Facebook: “Our worst fears have come true. Carl Foote, my friend and fellow Foothill Unity Center Board Member is gone. Devastation is the best way to describe these events. My love and prayers to Carl’s wife and family! We never know what is in-store for us, make sure those around you know you love them.”

More on the Foothill Unity Center

Mod: Here is a link to the Foothill Unity Center. They describe themselves this way:

"What is Foothill Unity Center? Founded in 1980, Foothill Unity Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across eleven San Gabriel Valley cities in Los Angeles County, California. As the federally designated Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area, we operate two locations, in Monrovia and Pasadena, serving clients in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. 79% of our clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. The number of people served by the organization has more than tripled over the last five years, making community funding contributions and volunteer support more critical than ever."

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33 comments:

  1. I was not familiar with the Foothill Unity Center. It sounds like a very good organization that helps people in need.

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  2. Do they pay taxes?

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    1. It's a charitable organization.

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    2. Does your church pay taxes?

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    3. My church is the mountains. I've cut out the middleman.

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    4. I'm with 7:08. The rest is nonsense.

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  3. Iam still sending my monetary donation to the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue.

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    1. I agree 7:06. Support the home town organization that brought our resident home. If my loved one was missing in the wilderness , I would be extremely grateful for the services of the Search and Rescue.

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    2. I read recently on the Search and Rescue website that they do not take any government monies. Donations come from the local residents. Also they never charge anyone for a rescue.

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  4. I know everyone mourns his death but I'm a little surprised that the authorities haven't speculated as to the cause of death.

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    1. They're all awaiting the LA County Coroner's findings, which will take time. They are very backed up due to funding issues.

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    2. The authorities do not speculate about much. Since they rarely say anything, they are never wrong.

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  5. You must be an authority

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    1. Of course. What would you like to know?

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  6. Not being a hiker, I am wondering what would be the most logical street entrance Mr. Foote would have taken to enter the Canyon? Are there maps available to see the mountain trails? Where would one locate those maps?

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    1. Bailey Canyon Park is a trail head. That would be my guess.

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    2. What is meant by the term trail HEAD? Is that the starting point of the hike?

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    3. I read somewhere, maybe Tattler, that there are cameras in Bailey Canyon. I am wondering if the authorities checked the video footage when Foote went missing?

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    4. Google is up and running today I believe,or any search engine can answer either question. Stop playing stupid.

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    5. 8:40 chill, man, chill

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    6. Chill is a cool breeze.

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  7. Poor Carl Foote ... to have an article about his death swamped by a troll.

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    1. Trolls are insensitive louts.

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    2. Trolls: ....always seem angry to me.!

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    3. Maybe they're part of an LLC that owns property downtown.

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  8. Tiki torches are expensive

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  9. Trolls still getting trumped every day!

    Amount that Carrier promised to invest in an Indiana plant in a deal with Donald Trump to save domestic jobs : $16,000,000
    Percentage of that money that will be used for automation : 100

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  10. 3:24pm. Less undocumented "slave" labor needed for automated domestic jobs, that "you" won't do.
    Good that Mr. Foote was found and brought back home.

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    1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    2. Troll eating crow

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  11. Trail map and area photos are here. Curious, as he was an experienced hiker in this area. Tragic accident of some kind, just awful.
    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bailey-canyon-trail-to-jones-peak

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  12. Carl was a kind awesome soul and he is missed by all who knew him. Speak well of him anonymous. You do not know what happened because you were not there. God knows, but we do not know what happened. God had other plans for Carl.

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