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Missing NPF is listing the case file of Linda LeBeau due to Ortega Highway Area being inside Cleveland National Forest, and Lake Elsinore being in close proximity to the national forest.
Missing NPF has not been able to locate information pertaining to the exact date in 1986 when her remains were found. We will update this information when it can be confirmed.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California woman who was killed in 1977 has been identified by a cold case team, authorities said Friday.
A skull and other skeletal remains found in 1986 were identified this week as those of Linda LeBeau, who was reported missing in Tustin, the Riverside County district attorney’s office said.
LeBeau was born on April 10, 1950. Her remains were found down an embankment along the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore by state highway surveyors. Investigators determined that the victim had been shot in the head but they couldn’t identify the remains, the DA’s office said.
Last August, the Regional Cold Case Homicide Team had several sets of remains exhumed and sent for DNA comparisons. LeBeau’s remains were identified after a possible match was found between DNA of possible relatives and DNA in a state missing persons database, authorities said.
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27 years old
Foul Play Suspected: Yes
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Murder - Gunshot Wound(s)
Reported missing on October 6, 1977 - 16867 days, 15 hours, 19 minutes ago
Found on January 1, 1986 - 13858 days, 15 hours, 19 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 6894
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