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Oscar Escobar: Missing from California

Article Tab: foul-victim-javier-augUPDATE: 2/5/13 Police  have uncovered remains believed to be those of a missing Oscar Escobar. 

An area in the backyard was excavated, yielding teeth and burnt bone fragments.|

Neighbors say police have been frequent visitors to the home over the years.

“It’s been raided about five times in 10 years. It was raided a few months ago,” one man, who did not want to be identified, told KTLA.“Activity left and right… day and night,” he said. “This doesn’t surprise anybody that something has happened here.”

UPDATE;  1/31/13 – A search warrant was issued for a home located in the 1700 block of Palm Avenue in Ontario because of leads that tied the home’s occupants to missing Oscar Escobar.  Three people were taken away in handcuffs from the home on Wednesday.

Following a search of the home’s interior, police started digging in the back yard. As of late Thursday afternoon, the investigation was still ongoing at the home.

Previous story:  Oscar Javier Contreras Escobar, 29, was last seen Aug 28.  Oscar is a truck driver and he had just finished a long haul from the East Coast  He arrived at Victorville, Calif. around 6:30 in the morning with his big-rig.  Between 7-9 a.m., he was dropped off in Fontana near Foothill Blvd. and Mango Street by a friend to meet up with a another friend.  He has not been seen since.

Police have noted  suspicious ATM transactions on his bank accounts, said investigator Don Voght of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Officials believe he may be the victim of foul play.

Oscar Javier Contreras Escobar has been missing since Aug. 28. Authorities suspect he may be the victim of foul play
Escobar is 5’5″ tall, 135 pounds with brown eyes and a bald head and a goatee. 

When he was last seen, he was wearing a white T-shirt, brown cargo shorts, and white Nike shoes with a black swoosh.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7055 or 714-628-7170.

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