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UPDATE: Couple from Indiana missing in Nevada desert now found

Phone last pinged in Coaldale, Esmeralda County
Missing: Ronnie and Beverly Barker
Missing: Ronnie and Beverly Barker
Posted at 8:53 PM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 16:56:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A couple from Indianapolis that were missing in Nevada were found on Tuesday, according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators did not initially say in what condition Ronnie and Beverly Barker were found, or where. A family member tells 13 Action News Ronnie was found dead, and Beverly was airlifted to a hospital in Reno. 13 Action News reached out to authorities to confirm this information.

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Now, the family wants to see a change in Nevada law enforcement policies.

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From April 4, 2022:

According to the Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office, Ronnie and Beverly Barker's phone last pinged on March 28 on the Coaldale area, approximately 40 miles west of Tonopah along U.S. 95/U.S. 6. However, the couple's nephew Travis Peters says the ping was on March 27.

The couple left Albany, Oregon on March 26, bound for Tucson — but they never arrived.

The Barkers were traveling in a white 2015 Sunseeker motorhome with black decals and Indiana license plate C128H. The RV was pulling a 2020 Kia Soul on a car dolly, sheriff's officials said.

Police say both 72-year-old Ronnie and 69-year-old Beverley Barker and their vehicles were entered into a missing person database.

Anyone with information on the Barkers' whereabouts is asked to contact Esmeralda County deputies at 775-485-6370.