LORAIN, Ohio (WJW)– Search efforts continued on Friday for two people who have been missing for more than a week.
Nathan Orona, 20, and Alaina Camacho, 18, were last seen on Feb. 1 at Orona’s apartment complex on Oneil Boulevard in Lorain. Both families said this is out of character and it appears their cell phones are off.
“It’s been a nightmare to be honest because this is not something my son normally does. He’s always in contact with either family or friends, and for his phone not to be on and active, I feel in my heart that something is wrong,” said Evelyn Orona, Nathan’s mom.
Camacho’s car, a gold 2004 Honda Accord with Ohio license plate GTD 9555, is also missing.
Cleveland police are investigating since Camacho is a Cleveland resident. Earlier this week, national group Texas EquuSearch and Recovery joined the search.
“It’s heartbreaking, it always is. You get attached to them, talked to her sister a lot, her aunt. It’s an emotional roller coaster,” said search coordinator Kristen Harvey.
Volunteers were assigned maps for a grid search after meeting in a parking lot Friday morning. The families are grateful for the help as they search for answers.
“We have an army of people praying and we’re going to find you. No matter what happens, no matter how long it takes, I’m not going to give up,” Orona said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland police at 216-623-5400.