UPDATE (MAY 29, 2023. 3:30 p.m.): The Kern County Sheriff's Office and the Kern County Coroner's Office have confirmed that Raymond Donald Leivas, 62, was found dead.
Leivas had been missing since Thurs, May 4. He had last been seen going toward Kernville on Sun, April 30, with his truck being pulled out from the Kern River on Fri, May 5.
According to the KCSO, "the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team found the body of Raymond Donald Leivas deceased in the Kern River" on Sat, May 20.
The family of Raymond Leivas is asking for help in locating him.
Leivas, 63, was last seen on April 30 in Kernville. He was driving his grey 1973 Ford van to go fishing, and intended to enter from the Weldon side.
According to family members, Leivas' van was pulled out of the water near Kernville on Friday, May 5, but no one was inside.
Leivas is described as a 63-year-old white male standing 5'10" and weighing approximately 175 pounds. He has silver hair.
Leivas' family asks anyone who thinks they've seen Raymond to call them at 559-804-1933.