Nearly 15 years after Christie Wilson was last seen in the parking lot of the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln — and 13 years after a man was convicted in her murder — Placer County officials announced Monday that they had finally found her body – on the property once owned by the man who killed her.
“We are grateful to be able to bring closure to the Wilson family,” Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell said at a news conference in Auburn with the Wilson family and District Attorney Morgan Gire.
Officials said they were able to locate Wilson’s remains using new technology from ground-penetrating radar, as well as some guidance from someone they would not identify.
But they were adamant that they never received any help from Mario Flavio Garcia — the last person she was seen with and the man convicted in her murder.
Garcia is a “convicted
Friends and relatives who have waited for months on answers about the whereabouts of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan will gather Friday to mourn their deaths.
The missing Idaho children were confirmed dead Wednesday, a day after two sets of remains were found on the property of their mother’s, Lori Vallow, husband.
“I just got this kick in the butt today that was like, ‘You’ve got to do something.’ Everybody on my Facebook page is talking and wants to do something but doesn’t know what. So I just thought, ‘Let’s do this,’” organizer Timanee Olsen told East Idaho News.
Olsen has asked everyone to wear purple and blue to honor the siblings.
Plans include prayers, a moment of silence and a musical performance of Sarah McLachlan’s “In the Arms of an Angel.”
Officials announced on Wednesday that Chad Daybell, the husband of an Idaho mother suspected in her kids’ months-long disappearance, has been charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.
The charges were announced after police confirmed finding two sets of unidentified human remains at Daybell’s property on Tuesday.
Daybell’s bond was set at $1 million, and his preliminary hearing was set for July 1. His attorney, John Prior, argued for bail to be lower and said Daybell “has every intention of addressing these issues.” Prior did not respond to ABC News’ request for further comment.
Police said autopsy results are pending, but prosecutor Rob Wood said at Daybell’s arraignment that he was “aware that those remains are the remains of children.”
Wood alleges Daybell “willfully concealed and/or aided and abetted another to willfully conceal” the remains from around the time the children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and
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