Human Remains Identified In Washington State

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) – One of two sets of human remains found south of Toppenish, Washington, last week has been identified as a 25-year-old California man who went missing last year.

Josiah Michael Hilderbrand was identified through dental records.

That’s according to Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice.

Hilderbrand’s death has been ruled a homicide, and the cause of death remains under investigation.

The FBI is investigating the case.

Hilderbrand and Jon Cleary went missing in June 2019 as they headed to a Dead & Company concert at the Gorge Amphitheater.

Their car was found partially burned in an orchard west of Toppenish.

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