ACTON – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from Acton Conservation Camp in Los Angeles County.

During an inmate count at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, staff discovered inmate Edgar Gonzalez, 29, was not in his assigned bunk. A search of the camp buildings and grounds was immediately conducted. CDCR, CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.

Gonzalez was last seen around 7:05 p.m. at his work assignment as a camp cook. He is a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 280 pounds, bald with brown eyes.

He was committed to CDCR in April 2017 from Los Angeles County to serve a two-year, eight-month sentence for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm. He had been assigned to Acton Conservation Camp since August 2017 was scheduled to be released in August 2018.

Anyone who sees Gonzalez should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately. Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Gonzalez should contact the Sierra Conservation Camp Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439, or Acton Conservation Camp at (661) 268-0113.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950