Police in California have confirmed that remains discovered by a hiker belong to a truck driver who went missing on his way to work in 2017.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed earlier this month that human remains discovered by a hiker near a Cemex plant in Victorville, California, on October 9, 2020, belong to missing truck driver Randy Cuddy, who was 60 years old when he disappeared.
Cuddy was last seen by his family at 11 p.m. on August 16, 2017, after leaving his home in Apple Valley, California, to pick up his truck 40 miles away in Fontana. Cuddy’s family reported him missing four days after he failed to show up for work and has been searching for news of him ever since.
Cuddy’s car was discovered by a passerby near a bridge spanning the Mojave River on September 6, 2017. Cuddy’s cellphone and prescription medications were inside the vehicle but his wallet and keys were gone.
Family members said that Cuddy struggled with addiction.
Cuddy’s remains were found in a dry lakebed near the plant.
The Victorville Daily Press reports that the cause of Cuddy’s death is undetermined.