LANCASTER, Calif. – The search in the California Aqueduct in Lancaster for a missing 78-year-old man is set to resume at 7 a.m. Tuesday by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Services Detail.
Approximately two dozen divers will be utilizing sonar and the aqueduct water flow will be controlled to facilitate the search for Grigor Khacheryan, authorities said.
The body of Khacheryan’s 86-year-old brother Minas Khacheryan was found Monday in the aqueduct. The brothers’ last known whereabouts was fishing at the aqueduct Friday.
California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s responded to a reported body being located in the aqueduct around 4:00 p.m.
The aqueduct is located at 95th Street West and West Avenue G
The men were reported missing two days prior.
The missing men were identified as Minas Khacheryan, 86, and his brother Grigor Khacheryan, 78, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The men were last seen on Friday at around 8 a.m. on the 1000 block of East Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale.
An autopsy by the Department of Medical Examiner will determine the cause of Minas Khacheryan’s death, who joined his brother in going from Glendale to the aqueduct to fish. Foul play is not suspected.
Divers initially began the search for the brothers in the aqueduct at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s Deputy M. Chen told City News Service. The search ended later in Saturday afternoon, according to Sgt. Michael Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau/Missing Persons Unit.
City News Service contributed to this report.