LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Authorities on Thursday confirmed that human remains found near 20th Street West and West Avenue E-11 on Oct. 1 were those of a 23-year-old Palmdale man who went missing in 2018.

The coroner’s office identified the remains as those of Jose Ahumada. The cause of his death was deferred pending further investigation.

Ahumada was last seen about 7 p.m. on March 5, 2018, leaving his home in the 37000 block of Tamara Place to drive to a nearby store. He never returned home, and his car was found 10 days later in North Hollywood.

Authorities had sought public help to find him, and in May of this year the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had renewed a $10,000 reward for information in his disappearance.

No arrests have been reported.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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