Remains of missing Army veteran, dog found buried in shallow grave

Search for Missing Retired Army Capt. in San Diego

The Ontario Police Department (OPD) believe the remains are those of Jacobson and her dog, who have been missing since September 2.

"We used a San Bernardino County sheriff cadaver dog known as Ellie that came out to the area and found a shallow grave".

The search for Jacobson first began on September 2, when she was first reported missing to San Diego police, officials said.

More than 120 law enforcement personnel from four different agencies, including the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), were searching the small area in Cactus City.

Dalen Ware in October was arrested on the suspicion that he murdered his ex-wife, Julia Jacobson, despite authorities never finding her body.

He was brought back to California in late October and pleaded not guilty to murder charges on November 6, in West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga.

Police Department
Police Department

Julia Jacobson, an Army veteran, went missing over Labor Day weekend.

A search crew of more than 100 people, led by Ontario and San Diego police, and local deputies, began combing through a desert area near a rest stop in Cactus City on Wednesday. Despite their divorce in December 2016, the family said Ware and Jacobson remained in contact.

Ontario police released this photo of the suspect, Dalen Ware. Later that same day, her debit card activity placed her at a gas station in Ontario, according to San Diego and Ontario police.

Friends of Jacobson told the San Diego Union-Tribune that she worked for a 7-Eleven corporate office and had served two tours of duty in Iraq as an Army veteran.

Her SUV was found abandoned near her San Diego home several days later and forensic analysis of the vehicle - in addition to other evidence uncovered in the investigation - convinced authorities she had been murdered, KFBM reported.



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