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Remains identified

(Body identified)….The body was found in rugged terrain on December 2nd.

Hikers in the area reported finding the body. They notified the Border Patrol, who notified the County Coroners Officer. Deputy Coroner Rodlofo Barron arranged for Marine Search and Rescue assist him in the extraction of the body from the mountainous area North of Ocotillo. Barron says he has been able to identify the victim as 51-year-old Guillermo Salgado Melgar from Ensenada, Mexico Barron says a cause of death is still undetermined. He said it could take some time to determine how the man died. His remains had been in the area for some time before they were finally discovered.