Authorities believe that the remains discovered in the desert of Southern California this weekend may be Lauren “El” Cho (30 years old), who was missing for several months.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the remains were discovered during a Saturday search for Cho in the “rough terrain of Yucca Valley’s open desert,” they were said to have been found.
The cause of death and identification of the remains has not yet been done. According to the sheriff’s Office, the identification process could take several days.
Cho, from New Jersey, was reported missing June 28, “when she ran away” from her Yucca valley home, where she was staying.
According to the sheriff’s office, the search for Cho was launched this summer. It involved the use of canines and planes to search the area for evidence.
Cho’s family describes Cho as “a gifted musician, an amazing baker, a hilarious, loyal friend, an oddly intuitive giver, and possibly the coolest sister you could ever wish for.”
“We need to have her at home.” the family wrote last month.
This report was contributed by Deena Zaru, ABC News.