FALLBROOK, Calif. - The San Diego Sheriff's Department announced Tuesday that it will hand over its investigation into the disappearance of a Fallbrook family to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Sheriff's department said it made the decision after conducting an "exhaustive missing person investigation." So far, the department said hundreds of tips have not led to any success.
The general consensus, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Sheriff's Department, is that the family traveled to Mexico of their free will. There has been no contact or communication from the missing family members since February 2010.
But because minor children are involved, the case is being transferred to the FBI. The Sheriff's Department said that it will continue to participate in the investigation in a supporting role.
There is a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the resolution of the case. Those with information can call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.