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Human remains identified

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — Human remains found in October 2013 have been identified as those of Edgar Carrera, of Doyle.

Carrera, who was 56 at the time, was reported as a missing person in September of 2012, having last been seen in late August of that year.

During the course of the investigation, many tips were received about Carrera’s whereabouts and circumstances of his disappearance. Based on this information, cadaver dogs were used in areas of southern Lassen County to search for Carrera, but were unsuccessful.   

In October 2013, human bone remains were discovered in an area off Constantia Road in Doyle. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Forensics Services Unit responded and processed the scene, including anthropologists from California State University, Chico. After the remains were confirmed as being human, they were transferred to the California Department of Justice DNA processing lab in Antioch, Calif.

On Thursday, April 10, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office received confirmation the remains were Carrera.

Although the cause of Carrera’s death is undetermined, the investigation into the circumstances and manner of his death will be ongoing. Anyone with information regarding Carrera’s death can call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at 257-6121.

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