Preliminary investigations indicate no brutal gambling was involved, police said, but the investigation into his death is ongoing.
He didn’t say where he was going, police said.
“For the family, it is common for Narineh to go on group excursions and on solo trips, although lately she has gone solo,” the statement said.
On Thursday, Avakian’s parked vehicle was located in the Buckhorn Day Use Area, along Angeles Crest Road, police said. The recent snowstorm severely affected the area, police said.
After finding his vehicle, search and rescue teams were deployed from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, but severe weather conditions (including about a foot of snow) paused the search for several hours.
Glendale police said search and rescue teams from 17 different counties helped find Avakian.