ONTARIO (KTLA) — Detectives searching the backyard of an Ontario home in the case of a missing Laguna Hills man have found what they believe are burned human remains.
The findings are now being analyzed by the San Bernardino County coroner’s office to see if they belong to 29-year-old Oscar Escobar.
Activity on his ATM card led investigators to a house in the 1700 block of South Palm Avenue, in Ontario.
Armed with a search warrant, police searched the property for four days last week.
An area in the backyard was excavated, yielding teeth and burnt bone fragments.
Neighbors say police have made frequent visitors to the home over the years.
“It’s been raided about five times in 10 years. It was raided a few months ago,” one man, who did not want to be identified, told KTLA.
“Activity left and right… day and night,” he said. “This doesn’t surprise anybody that something has happened here.”
Two men and a woman who were at the Ontario home when police arrived were interviewed and released uncharged.