Hemet missing person investigation ends after senior’s body found in forest

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The mystery of what happened to a 73-year-old Hemet woman with cognitive problems who disappeared in the summer was solved following identification of remains found near Mountain Center, authorities said Thursday, Feb. 18. Rosario Garcia had been missing since July 7, prompting multiple organized searches to search for her in remote areas of the San Bernardino National Forest. According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. James Burton, earlier this month, deputies were sent to a previously unexplored location near Mountain Center, where trekkers had spotted what they believed to be human remains. The lawmen found the body and confirmed it was that of a woman, and a short distance away, they located items belonging to Garcia, Burton said. He said the remains could not be positi
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