Remains Of Missing Army Veteran Found Buried In Shallow Grave
The ex-husband of a retired Army captain missing since September tipped off investigators in California to the location of her remains.
Dalen Ware in October was arrested on the suspicion that he murdered his ex-wife, Julia Jacobson, despite authorities never finding her body.
Investigators on Friday uncovered remains they believe belong to Jacobson in a shallow grave thanks to a tip from Ware, who cooperated in leading authorities to the location near 10 Freeway and Box Canyon Road, KTLA reported.
Police said she was buried alongside her dog, Boogie, at the unincorporated area known as “Cactus City.”
Prompted in part by Ware’s tip, authorities earlier this week began scouring a six-square-mile chunk of land south of I-10. A cadaver dog discovered the gravesite around 10:30 a.m., authorities said.The 37-year-old war veteran, who served two tours in Iraq, was first reported missing to San Diego Police on Sept. 2 — the same day she was last seen alive..
Friends said they received a text later that night, saying she was in Palm Springs and that she was heading to Big Bear. Officials suspect she was killed the next day.
Her SUV was found abandoned near her San Diego home several days later and forensic analysis of the vehicle — in addition to other evidence uncovered in the investigation — convinced authorities she had been murdered, KFBM reported.
Officials have not released what information prompted them to suspect foul play in her disappearance nor Ware’s motive in the slaying.
- Culled: NY Daily News