The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has received a positive identification for human remains located on November 3, 2017 near a vehicle off Gibraltar Road. The decedent has been positively identified as being Timothy Black of Buellton who was reported missing on May 13, 2015. Black, who was 57-years-old when he went missing, was positively identified through DNA analysis. His identity was confirmed by the Department of Justice’s Missing and Unidentified Person’s DNA database, from DNA comparisons submitted by his family at the time he was reported missing.
The decedent’s cause and manner of death could not be determined due to state he was found in and also due to the length of time he was reported missing to the time his remains were located.