Body Found in Search for Asian American in California Desert

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
October 11, 2021 Updated: October 11, 2021

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif.—Searchers in Southern California have found a body in the Yucca Valley desert, two months after Lauren Cho disappeared in the area.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday that the human remains were found in rugged terrain in the open desert on Saturday. Now the coroner’s office is working to identify the remains and determine a cause of death.

The sheriff’s office had searched by air and on foot for Cho, 30, who walked away from a rental house on June 28.

The sheriff’s office said the identification process could take several weeks and that no further information will be released until those results are confirmed.