Update: The family has been located and are safe, according to La Marina Armada de México.

A UC Santa Barbara student and Nexus university news editor has been reported missing in Baja California after going on backpacking trip with her family.

Maura Fox, 20. Nexus File Photo

Maura Fox, 20, left for the trip on June 20 with her dad, Morgan Fox, 61, and her sister, Claire Fox, 25.

The family was expected back on Saturday, but Mexican authorities found their car parked by the mountains on Sunday, according to NBC San Diego.

Relatives said the family had hiked in the same area of Baja California before, but they have not heard from the group since last Tuesday when they left for the trip.

The Mexican Navy, La Marina Armada de México, activated a search helicopter on Tuesday to search for the three missing people.

Ensenada Search and Rescue began a search operation at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday and K-SAR Tijuana Red Cross will also search the area. 

The mountain peak is located approximately 270 miles from San Diego. Image Via Google Maps

Officials told NBC San Diego that the United States consulate in Tijuana has already been informed.

Check back here for updates. 

This story was updated at 11:49 a.m.