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Indianapolis couple who went missing in Nevada are found; nephew says uncle dead, aunt in hospital

Ron and Beverly Barker were last seen March 27
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Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 00:07:11-04

Correction: A previous version of this article said the couple went missing in Arizona. They were last seen in Nevada. WRTV regrets the error.

INDIANAPOLIS — The nephew of an Indianapolis couple who went missing in Nevada told WRTV his uncle has died and his aunt is in the hospital after they were discovered late Tuesday by police.

A nephew tells WRTV Ronnie Barker has died and Beverly Barker has been airlifted to a hospital in Reno.

The nephew said the RV of Ronnie and Beverly Barker was discovered around noon Nevada time, and that the family found out six hours later that Ronnie Barker had died.

The Nye County, Nev. Sheriff's Department says Ronnie and Beverly Barker were located but has not released additional details, including their conditions and the circumstances of their disappearance or discovery.

No information has been released on Ronnie Barker's cause of death.

WRTV has attempted to reach the Esmeralda County, Nev. Sheriff's Office. Officials there declined to comment.

Relatives say Ronnie and Beverly Barker were last communicated with on March 27 when they were leaving Albany, Oregon for Tucson, Arizona.

According to the local sheriff’s office, the couple’s phone was last pinged in Esmeralda County, Nevada on the morning of March 28.

The couple was last seen traveling in a 2015 white recreational vehicle with black decals and an Indiana license plate.

They were towing a 2020 white Kia Soul.

According to the Esmeralda County Sheriff, search efforts began over the weekend with crews using helicopters throughout Nevada.

Tips can be sent to or contact Esmeralda County deputies at 775-485-6370.

Police say both the Barkers and their vehicles have been entered into a missing person database.