Remains of Murdered College Student Positively Identified | NBC Southern California

Remains of Murdered College Student Positively Identified

Corner confirms positive identity of found remains

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    Remains Found Have Been Positively Identified as 20 Year Old, Lynsie Ekelund, who has Been Missing Since 2001

    The LA County coroner has positively identified the remains of a Fullerton College student who disappeared nearly a decade ago.

    After a two-day dig in a remote area near Santa Clarita last week, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials found the remains of Lynsie Ekelund, 20, according to the LA Times.

    Brea police detective Lieutenant Dale Carlson told the Orange County Register the coroner was able to identify the remains by using Ekelund's dental records.

    Carlson went on to say that a cause of death could not be determined because of the condition of the remains.

    Authorities were led to the grave in Santa Clarita Canyon by Christopher McAmis, who police say confessed to the attempted rape and strangulation of Ekelund, according to the Times.

    McAmis is now in jail pending an arraignment on November 30th.

    On February 16, 2001, Ekelund took a trip to San Diego with a group of friends, including McAmis.