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Possible remains of Laguna Hills man found buried in Ontario

February 5, 2013 |  3:12 pm

Police say an extensive search of an Ontario home may have unearthed teeth and burnt bone fragments that may be the remains of a missing Laguna Hills man believed to have been murdered.

Activity on the ATM card of Oscar Javier Contreras Escobar led authorities to a house in the 1700 block of South Palm Avenue.

Armed with a search warrant, police searched the property for four days last week.

Two trained dogs pointed to possible evidence buried in the backyard. The area was excavated and police found a significant amount of human remains.

The San Bernardino County coroner is working to determine whether the remains are those of Escobar.

Escobar, 29, a self-employed truck driver, was last seen Aug. 28 when a friend dropped him off near Mango Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Fontana. Soon afterward, his family reported him missing.

Two men and a woman who were at the Ontario home when police arrived were interviewed and released uncharged, authorities said.

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