The Californian police looking for a missing grandmother whose husband says she disappeared into her bikini 10 days ago while walking outside rejected his hypothesis that she had been abducted.
Barbara Thomas, 69, has not been seen since July 12 when she disappeared into the Mojave Desert while walking with her husband Robert.
He says she turned a corner while he stopped to take a photo and simply disappeared.
Robert also claimed that he was interviewed by the police, failed a polygraph test about his wife's disappearance, and was told that he & # 39; misleading & # 39; is.
He believes that someone abducted his wife because she was in a bikini and was carrying a beer, he said during an interview last week.
Barbara Thomas, 69, has not been seen since July 12 when she disappeared into the Mojave Desert while walking with her husband Robert. He said he lost sight of her when she turned a corner while taking a picture. Now he thinks she has been abducted, but the police rejected that theory on Monday
But when the search for Barbara began on the tenth day on Monday, amidst the heat of the California desert and the Arizona desert, the Sheriff's Department of the San Bernardino County rejected the idea that it had been taken.
& # 39; We don't think she was abducted. It is a very remote area. There is no evidence that she was abducted, & # 39; spokeswoman Jodi Miller told DailyMail.com.
The idea that Barbara might have been abducted became public after another walker, Shirley Powell, who was missing for days in another national park 300 miles away, was saved. After she was found, she described that she was being chased by a knife-handling man.
But sheriffs say it is unlikely that the same man she describes went after Barbara.
Rescue teams with dogs keep looking in the Mojave Desert, where Barbara has disappeared, but the chance to find her alive is declining
Police say the area where Barbara has disappeared is too far away to kidnap her
& # 39; When that information started to come (the other woman), it created speculation (that Barbara was abducted), but our investigation does not indicate signs of being abducted, & # 39; said Miller.
When she disappeared, Barbara only wore a black bikini (see above), a red hat and hiking boots. Her husband said she was carrying a beer
While the temperature rose to 100F over the weekend, dozens of researchers went out in the morning trying to find Barbara.
They have not found a trace of her so far.
With temperatures escalating, the chance of finding the woman alive decreases by the minute.
& # 39; We understand that she had no water or supplies or anything (on her). Our walkers will continue to go out hoping to find her, but you've been talking for a week now. It's very difficult, & she said.
She would not be attracted by Robert's claim that he had to undergo a polygraph test and told that he & # 39; misleading & # 39; and only said that in cases of missing persons it was often the case that family members were questioned.
& # 39; For a missing person, you will ask and interview the family of that missing person and the last person last seen with that person, & # 39; she said.
In the case of Barbara, her husband is both.
This map shows where the couple's house is in Arizona, right? They walked in the Mojave Desert in California (left) and now her husband thinks she is in Las Vegas
It is not clear how long Barbara and Robert have been married. It is not thought that they have children together
& # 39; That is very, very common. You try to find as much information as possible, & she added.
Miller would not confirm or deny his comments about the polygraph, but said: & # 39; If Mr. Thomas chooses (publicly to share), that is his decision. & # 39;
Last week Robert told Inside Edition: & # 39; The police consider me the main suspect because it was just us two. & # 39;
When asked if he did a lie detector test, he confessed: "Yes, I took a polygraph test, they told me that I was deceptive. I know that poly photos are not 100 percent and I have not slept. & # 39;
Whether he had anything to do with Barbara & # 39; s disappearance, he answered: & # 39; Absolutely not. & # 39;
He says the couple had just completed a 3-kilometer walk and were on their way to their trailer when he stopped to take a photo.
He says he saw her turn a corner and expected to meet her at the trailer, but he never saw her again.
& # 39; & # 39; I screamed her name and waved my arms, and I looked around the area and I saw that she was not all around. She didn't respond. I got very panicked, & Robert said.
& # 39; I feel like someone picked her up because she was wearing a bikini, she had a beer in her hand, and she walked ahead and she had to cross that road, "he said.
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