Detectives Look to Surveillance Video, Family Takes to Streets in Search of Diver

Rebecca Weiss' family plans to canvass the Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood where she may have gone free diving

By Kim Baldonado and Julie Brayton
|  Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 11:49 PM PDT
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Homicide detectives are hoping security video might help them find Rebecca Weiss, who may have gone diving last Saturday and then disappeared. Her family plans to continue the search on land.  Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug.17, 2012.

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Homicide detectives are hoping security video might help them find Rebecca Weiss, who may have gone diving last Saturday and then disappeared. Her family plans to continue the search on land. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug.17, 2012.

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Search Continues for Missing Diver in Rancho Palos Verdes

The family of missing diver, Rebecca Weiss, returned to the cove in Rancho Palos Verdes Wednesday where she was reported missing on Saturday. LAPD Homicide Detectives are now involved in the investigation of Weiss' disappearance. Ted Chen spoke exclusively with the missing woman's mother in Rancho Palos Verdes for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on August 15, 2012.
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Six days after Rebecca Weiss was reported missing by her husband, Alan, homicide detectives are looking through surveillance video that may have captured her in the Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood where her car was found.

Her mother, brother and other relatives plan to saturate the neighborhood on Saturday with flyers, hoping to find someone who may have seen Weiss on the day she allegedly went diving on her own, in a cove near the Terranea Resort.

Her husband told police it was one of the couple's favorite places to go free diving, which is diving without breathing equipment.

"My sister is a strong swimmer, and she was wearing a wet suit, according to my brother in-law. So, it would have to be out of the extraordinary for something to happen to her out there," said Ben Causey, Weiss’ brother.

Divers searched the cove for several days but found nothing. Weiss’ car and diving bag were found nearby, but her cell phone and keys remain missing.

Alan Weiss has yet to speak publicly about his wife's disappearance and has not joined his wife's family in their canvassing efforts.

While he has been interviewed by homicide investigators, he has not been named a suspect, and authorities say he is cooperating with detectives.

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