Famed real estate broker missing in desert

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. Park officials said 55 searchers on foot, horseback and in helicopters were fanned out across the park on Tuesday.

Search efforts were focused in an area where 64-year-old Edward Rosenthal is thought to have been hiking.

Rosenthal, from /*Culver City*/, is known for brokering deals to sell historic downtown office and industrial buildings for conversion into condo or apartment buildings.

Authorities said Rosenthal was first reported missing on Sunday afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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