News Update!!: Victorville, CA: Skeletal remains found last Monday have been identified as a missing couple and 2 children from San Diego, California.
The skeletal remains found last Monday near Victorville California have been identified as missing husband and wife couple and 2 children from San Diego, California.
At around 10:00am PT on Monday, November 11th, 2013, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the area between Quarry Road and Interstate 15 just north of Stoddard Wells Road in Victorville, California after a motorcyclist reportedly located possible skeletal remains in the desert. Coroner investigators confirmed that the skeletal remains were human and detectives began their investigate into this incident.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, November 15th, 2013, using dental records, the coroner has identified the adults to be Summer and Joseph McStay and the 2 children are believed to be the couple’s children, Gianni and Joseph McStay.
The missing person investigation was handled by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.).
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the family disappeared from their family’s home was in the San Diego County community of Fallbrook, California in February 2010.
The family’s dogs was reportedly found wandering their backyard of their family’s home and money was left in their bank accounts.
The family’s SUV was found near the United States and Mexico Border and investigators believed that the family may have left to Mexico.
Relatives of the family didn’t believe that theory and suspected foul play happened to this loving and happy family.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail is now conducting a homicide investigation.
Investigators are working with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.).
“Every available resource will be utilized in this investigation to identify the suspects involved in this heinous crime and bring them to justice,” stated San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon.
The autopsies began on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 and are expected to be completed today.
The manner of death has been determined to be homicide; the cause of death will not be released to protect the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail, Detective Armando Avila at: 1 (909)387-3589.
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