Human remains found earlier this month in a southern California desert have been confirmed Thursday to be Lauren Cho, a 30-year-old New Jersey woman who went missing in June, the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department said.
Cho disappeared during a cross-country trip to California and was last seen in Yucca Valley, CBS New York reported. She was reportedly under mental distress when she walked away from a resort where she had been staying with her boyfriend.
On October 9, investigators discovered "unidentified human remains" in "the rugged terrain of the open desert of Yucca Valley," officials at the timein a statement. Her remains were then transported to the coroner's division of the sheriff's office for identification.
Cho's cause and manner of death have not yet been released and will not be, along with any other further information, until toxicology results are available.
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