SAN BERNARDINO, California, USA — Hikers found human remains yesterday in a mountainous area of southern California, where actor Julian Sands disappeared five months ago, authorities said.
The body discovered around 10 a.m. in the desert near Mount Baldy was taken to the coroner’s facility for identification, which will be released next week, San Bernardino County police said in a release.
At the moment, the authorities did not provide further details about the discovery.
Sands, an avid hiker and climber, was reported missing Jan. 13 after climbing the peak that rises more than 10,000 feet east of Los Angeles. The region was hit by severe storms during the winter.
On Friday, her family issued their first statement since Sands’ disappearance.
“We continue to hold Julian in our hearts with fond memories of him as a wonderful father, husband, explorer, lover of nature and the arts, and as an original and collaborative artist,” the statement read.
Sands, a 65-year-old British actor best known for his role in the 1985 film “A Room With a View,” is married to journalist Evgenia Citkowitz and has three adult children.
The search for Sands on June 17, the eighth search organized since her disappearance, was unsuccessful, authorities said.