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