Human remains of missing woman found in Yucca Valley

Human remains found in the Yucca Valley earlier this month have been identified as Lauren Cho, a 30-year-old New Jersey woman, officials said Thursday.

The San Bernardino County coroner positively identified the remains, but the cause and mode of death were still being determined.

More information will be released once the toxicology results are available, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Press release.

Cho was reported missing on June 28, after moving away from a house where she resided in the 8600 block of Benmar Trail, authorities said.

Her disappearance sparked a massive search operation, with crews searching for her from the air and the ground, using K-9s and planes to probe the remote mountainous terrain.

A search and rescue team was looking for Cho on October 9 when she found human remains in a rugged area in the open desert of the Yucca Valley, the sheriff’s department said.

Cho was traveling across the country and staying at an Airbnb home with her friends and boyfriend, who reported her missing about three hours after she went missing, the sheriff’s department said. CNN.

She was “upset and presumably wandered away from the complex, leaving behind her belongings,” officials told the outlet.

Family members have created a Facebook page and website to share updates on Cho’s search, whom friends call “El.”

“We want answers. Lauren “El” Cho is a talented musician, singer, chef, pastry chef, artist, photographer, former music teacher and former drill apprentice, “said a statement posted on the site.” She is the aunt, sister and friend the most loving, caring and loyal, and the most hilarious person you will ever meet.And we can’t let her go.

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