ONTARIO, California – Southern California authorities believe they have found the remains of a retired army captain who disappeared in September.
Police in the city of Ontario said Friday they found the remains of Julia Jacobson and her dog in a shallow grave.
Investigators say her remains were found after a notice from her ex-husband, Dalen Ware from Phoenix. He was arrested in October on suspicion of murder in connection with his death.
Investigators have not revealed a motive for the murder.
Jacobson was reported missing to San Diego police on September 2, reports CBS Los Angeles. His car was found abandoned in San Diego five days later. The investigation eventually led police detectives from San Diego to Ontario, where it was determined that she had been last seen on the same day she was reported missing, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.
A forensic badysis of her car and other evidence soon convinced detectives that she had been killed, Ontario Police Detective Melissa Ramirez told affiliate KFMB. Officials have refused to reveal the nature of those findings.
This week, based at least in part on the information provided by the alleged Jacobson killer, more than 120 police officers from Ontario, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside began looking for an extension of a square mile of rugged open land south of I-10.
A corpse dog alerted a deputy to the grave about 10:30 am, Cpl said. Fred Alvarez of the Ontario Police Department.
The 37-year-old man was an army veteran who had served two tours in Iraq. Jacobson filed for divorce from Ware in 2016 citing "irreconcilable differences," according to the newspaper, according to CBS Los Angeles.
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