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Remains found by Riverside County farmer may be those of Russian skydiver

November 30, 2010 |  8:07 pm

The remains discovered by a Riverside County farmer plowing his field Tuesday may be those of a Russian parachutist who went missing after jumping from a plane, authorities said.

Vladimir Frolov, 50, was skydiving in Perris and was reported missing after he jumped from the plane Sept. 25. The decomposed remains of a skydiver were found in the area where Frolov went missing, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

"We haven't positively identified the remains," Sgt. Joe Borja said. But he noted that "we're only missing one skydiver."

After Frolov was reported missing, Borja said, teams scoured the area with search dogs, a helicopter and all-terrain vehicles for two days but were unable to find him.

The Perris area is a popular skydiving destination that attracts visitors from around the world.

Borja said officials would attempt to identify the remains through dental records. Anyone with information is asked to call investigator Glenn Johnson at (951) 210-1000.

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