Update May 16, 2013 at 10 a.m.: A post on the “Find Maribel Ramos” Facebook page announced an Awareness Walk scheduled for Saturday, May 18, in Peters Canyon Trail in Tustin.
The post said they are not authorized for a search rescue but will pass out fliers.
As the search for a Cal State Fullerton student who is a former Army sergeant continues into a second week, her family and friends will expand the search effort this weekend.
Maribel Ramos, 36, a criminal justice major, has been missing since May 2.
A beefed up search and rescue effort with military personnel has been scheduled for Saturday, said Lucy Gonzalez, the missing woman’s sister.
“Right now we don’t know where she is, we don’t have any new clues,” said Gonzalez, who has become the spokeswoman for Ramos’ family in the search, on Wednesday afternoon.
A karaoke fundraiser is being planned to support the search effort, Gonzalez said.
“We need to find Maribel. We’re doing everything that we need to do to find her and raise money for a reward,” Gonzalez said.
On campus, a “Maribel Ramos Resource Center” has been set up near University Outreach on the fifth floor of Langsdorf Hall. Fliers and maps of Orange are available to assist the search effort.
Ramos served in the Army in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Korea, and a CSUF News statement said she was recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Orange Police Department, which has called the disappearance suspicious, has asked that any information about Ramos can be reported at (714) 744-7313.
Tim Worden / The Daily Titan – May 16, 2013, at 8 a.m.