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Missing Family Possibly Linked to Graves

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 7.26.30 PMBREAKING: Sources are reporting investigators are looking into the possibility that the remains of four people found in the city Victorville are those of the McStay family.  The case of the missing McStay family has been investigated by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department since they were reported missing in February 2010.

According to 10News source, “San Bernardino County sheriff’s detective met with a relative of the missing family Thursday afternoon, but the details of that meeting were not disclosed. San Bernardino County sheriff’s investigators are continuing their probe and have not confirmed any identities”

Over the last three years, the Sheriff’s Department have conducted a missing persons investigation in an attempt to locate the family. Hundreds of tips have been investigated without success.  It was belived the family, in all likelihood, travelled into Mexico of their own free will. There has been no contact or communication from them since February of 2010.

Due to the fact that the family is believed to be out of the country, and because minor children are involved, the primary investigative responsibility for the case was  Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 7.27.48 PMtransferred to the FBI.

On Monday, November 11, 2013 at approximately 10:00 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the desert area between Quarry Road and I15, north of Stoddard Wells Road in the county area of Victorville, following the report of possible skeletal remains being located by a motorcyclist. Deputies responded to the location. Coroner investigators were requested and confirmed the remains were human.

On Tuesday, November 12th, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail and Coroner personnel responded to the location to continue the investigation.

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 7.59.52 PMOn Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:35 pm, Investigators completed the scene examination. There were two graves where remains were located as well as additional skeletal remains that were located near the graves. A grave site recovery is a very meticulous process in efforts to preserve all possible evidence. A third site was excavated however, no evidence was found and the location was determined to be unrelated to the grave site.

Investigators have recovered the remains of four persons. Autopsies will be conducted with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist to determine causes of death, ages and gender.

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