Three bodies recovered in the remote area of San Bernardino County are linked to the missing persons report
Three sets of human remains discovered last month in a remote area near Barstow are believed to be linked to a missing persons report filed in July, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities identified one of the victims as Enrique Saltos Gallegos, a 38-year-old resident of Nuevo, Riverside County, who was reported missing in July, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
While authorities have not positively identified the other two victims, “investigators believe the other two victims may be two other people who were reported missing with Gallegos,” the department said.
The department did not say how Gallegos or the other victims were killed, or comment on a suspect or motive.
The remains were discovered Nov. 18, but Gallegos was not positively identified until Thursday, the department said. Authorities did not release any information about the two people who went missing with Gallegos in July.
A call to the sheriff’s department asking for additional information was not immediately answered Saturday.