Mitrice is a Cal State Fullerton graduate with a 4.0 GPA and was set to begin a doctoral program.
The Richardson family plans to search the rugged hills of Malibu toward Calabasas.
The family is asking for volunteer hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and others to help scour the rugged terrain in areas surrounding the sheriff's station.
They also need donations of food, bottled water, and other supplies to support the search effort.
Volunteers can sign up by telephone at (323) 777-0453, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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