Sheriff: Bodies Found in Desert Are Missing Family

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Four skeletons found in shallow graves in the Southern California desert are believed those of a San Diego County family that vanished three years ago.

San Bernardino County Sheriff McMahon confirms that the bodies of 40-year-old Joseph McStay and his 43-year-old wife, Summer, were found near Victorville earlier this week. The other two bodies are believed to be their sons, 4-year-old Gianni and 3-year-old Joseph, Jr.

McMahon says they are apparent homicide victims.

The McStays disappeared without a trace from their home in Fallbroook in February 2010. There were no signs of forced entry at the home or in their SUV, which was found parked near the U.S.-Mexico border.

The bodies were found about 100 miles from their home, not far off heavily traveled Interstate 15 connecting San Diego and Las Vegas.

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