Randy Waites never expected to find a family member by watching the local news. But that's exactly what happened. The sighting happened during a KCRA 3 newscast, in a story about snowfall in Lake Tahoe. A man named Eddie Waites was being interviewed, and Randy wondered if there might be a family connection. Randy's daughter, Cambria kicked off the search. "I saw [Eddie's] features and he actually looked a lot like my Dad in the eyes. I did my research, searched up his name, looked up all I could," she said.
The pair grew up within 30 miles of each other and the unexpected reunion gave Randy the opportunity to know more about his father — whom he had never met — and the rest of his lineage.