- Human remains found in Yucca Valley, California, have been confirmed to be those of Lauren Cho.
- Cho went missing in June, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
- Cause and manner of death are still pending in the case, the sheriff’s department said.
Human remains found in Southern California earlier this month have been confirmed to be those of missing New Jersey woman Lauren Cho, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
“The cause and manner of death is pending toxicology results,” according to the statement. “No further information will be released on this case until such time toxicology results are available and new information is discovered as a result.”
Human remains were found in the search for Cho on October 9 in the “rugged terrain of the open desert of Yucca Valley,” Insider previously reported.
Cho, who was a teacher in New Jersey before she moved to California with a friend, had been missing since June 28 after she “walked away from the residence where she was staying” on Benmar Trail in Yucca Valley, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
NBC News reported that when she walked away from the place she and friends were staying, Cho appeared to agitated, and had no food, water, or phone with her.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said they used search dogs and aerial surveillance in their effort to find Cho.