Possible remains of Laguna Hills man found buried in Ontario
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.
-- Mike Anton