UPDATE (12/2): The Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team recovered a white Toyota Solara from the Kern River on Saturday. KCSO says the vehicle belongs to Lisa Harvey.
KCSO says there was a single person inside, who was seat belted into the front driver seat. The body was too decomposed to identify the gender at the scene.
In a Facebook post made by the family and friends of Lisa Harvey, it states:
"After all the talking (writing) I've done over the last seven+ months now I don't even have any words to say other than to thank everyone for their support to find Lisa. We want to thank the efforts today of the Kern County Sheriffs Department, Kern County Search and Rescue, CalTrans, CHP, and the countless others that assisted today. Thank you for you kindness and compassion in helping Lisa's family be able to lay her to rest."
Identity of the vehicle's occupant will be released pending an autopsy and notification of next of kin.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office has located a vehicle in the Kern River Canyon that may be related to Lisa Harvey who has been missing since April 29, 2017.
When KCSO arrived at the location they found a submerged vehicle in the river nearby on Thursday, Nov. 30. At the time they located the vehicle it was too dark to continue the mission. When they arrived the next day they determined it would take a substantial amount of manpower and tools to pull the vehicle back up.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue will be recovering the vehicle and will search for a body on Saturday in the early morning hours.
During the recovery, closures will be in effect near the westbound lane of HWY 178 at 9:00 a.m. and the closure of both eastbound and westbound lanes from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m on Saturday.
Lisa Havey was last seen on April 29 driving a Toyota Solara after she missed her exit on Highway 178 and ended up at a gas station in Tulare. Harvey was traveling to the Lake Isabella area from Ventura.