About 90 volunteers are scouring the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu, looking for clues to the disappearance of a 19-year-old college student who vanished six months ago while heading to a party hosted by a convicted sex
Donna Jou was last seen on June 23 on the back of a motorcycle
driven by John Steven Burgess.
The volunteers, including friends and family of Jou, organized the search after receiving a tip that Burgess sometimes frequented the area.
Authorities say Burgess remains a person of interest in the case but has not been charged with a crime. In October, he was sentenced to three years in prison after failing to register as a sex offender.
The search is expected to wrap up Sunday evening.
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