DNA reveals skull found in desert belongs to California man
MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in western Arizona say a skull found in the desert belongs to a California man.
The Mohave County sheriff's office said Wednesday that the skull belonged to 68-year-old Ilaisa V. Vaitai, who was reported missing in Ontario, California, in May 2017.
The sheriff's office says a hiker found the skull more than a year ago in Mohave Valley.
It was sent to the University of North Texas for a DNA analysis, and the university found a match last month.
The sheriff's office says it doesn't suspect foul play in Vaitai's death.
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Giving Tuesday: Edinburg Boys and Girls club receives donation to close digital...
Korean war veteran receives housing assistance
Gov. Abbott meets with supporters in Edinburg
FDA health panel backs Merck COVID-19 antiviral pill
Edinburg CISD students receiving Covid vaccines at district vaccine clinics