Search Continues for American Woman, 68, Who Disappeared During Group Hike in Baja, Mexico

April 18, 2019 - 4:21 pm

(KNX 1070) -- The search is on for a 68-year-old American woman living in San Felipe, Mexico who went missing a week ago after splitting from her friends on a hike in the desert. 

Kat Hammontre and her dog, Tootsie, were out with about six friends when the she began to have difficulty walking. She told her friends to go on without her, and they all arranged to re-connect in the parking lot. But when the group returned Hammontre and her dog were nowhere to be found. 

Serach teams include Mexican military helicopters, and most recently a search and rescue dog donated to the community of San Felipe. 

Telemundo 20 reports that Mexican police officials found and eradicated two marijuana grows in their search on Monday. 

Hammontre and her husband moved to Mexico after living in San Diego while they were both being treated for cancer. 

"We're running short on time we need to give the family hope, hope has no border," the woman's friend told NBC Los Angeles