Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, on July 26, 2018, additional human remains were found on the shoreline at Campus Point near UC Santa Barbara. The remains consisted of a femur, fibula and tibia. The found bones are suspected to be associated with human remains, a head and torso, found on July 24, 2018 in the ocean near Camino Pescadero Park in Isla Vista.
The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Department of Justice to gather DNA evidence and compare the records of missing persons in the Tri-County area. Based on the preliminary dental record comparisons, the decedent does not appear to be the missing 17-year-old victim from the 1/9 Debris Flow disaster.
Due to the level of decomposition, further determination as to age, sex and the identity of the remains will take time. As soon as a positive identification is made and next of kin is notified, the Sheriff’s Office will release the identity of the decedent. The Coroner’s Office is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death to determine a cause and manner of death.