SANTA ANA, CA (AP) -- An ultra-runner missing for three days has been found in the Cleveland National Forest, but authorities were still searching for his partner.
A maintenance worker at a private retreat and camp spotted Fidel Diaz on Wednesday morning in Orange County.
Diaz, 53, told investigators he and Maria Natera-Armenta, 36, ran out of water Sunday afternoon during a 30-mile run and split up to search for more.
He said he never saw her again.
Sheriff's officials were obtaining a search warrant for Diaz's car and were questioning him.
Sheriff spokesman Jim Amormino said the search is a missing persons case but until Natera-Armenta was located detectives were not ruling anything out.
Diaz and Natera-Armenta are brother- and sister-in-law and often trained together for distances of up to 100 miles.
The Associated Press