Remains found near Highway 79 in Aguanga last year were identified

AGUANGA – A man whose remains were found near Highway 79 in Aguanga last year was identified today as a 56-year-old Hemet resident.

The coroner’s office used DNA testing to identify Joseph Glen Charter, whose remains were found Nov. 30 by a hunter in the 45000 block of Highway 79 South, southeast of the roadway in an unincorporated area of Aguanga, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Tyson Voss said.

Charter was never reported as a missing person since his family had not been in contact with him for two years, Voss said.

Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez said the cause of death was pending toxicological testing.

Deputies urged anyone with information about Charter’s death to call the sheriff’s Southwest station at (951) 696-3000.

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