Twenty-nine-year old truck driver Oscar Contrearas Escobar has been missing since August.
On August 28, at 6:30 a.m., Escobar delivered a load in Victorville, California, and parked his truck. A friend picked him up and dropped him off at Fontana near Foothill Boulevard and Mango Street, where an identified female was supposed to pick him up.
In November, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department took over the case, because they believe Escobar may have been the victim of foul play in the city of Ontario.
Police began searching a backyard near the intersection of Palm Avenue and Maple Street on Wednesday. Cadaver dogs have been called in to assist with the search, though authorities will not confirm what they’re searching for, ABC local reported.
The search continued today.
Three people who live in the home where authorities have focused their search have been called in for questioning and have been released.
“The initial focus was on the inside, the interior of the house, and for the last day or day and a half or so, they’ve been focusing on the backyard area,” Ontario Police Sgt. Dave McBride told ABC Local. “I wouldn’t specially say we’re looking for body parts, but of course, in this type of investigation, that’s always a consideration.”
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