Missing Los Angeles, Calif. firefighter remains found in Mexico
UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Thursday, November 5, 2020
The Los Angeles Fire Department mourned the loss of one of their own after his body was found in Mexico two months after his disappearance.
On Wednesday, Mexican officials confirmed they located the remains of Francisco Aguilar. Aguilar disappeared in late August, in what Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said was a violent kidnapping, which resulted in him being shot when he tried to escape.
Burnt remains were reportedly found in Mexico last week and genetic samples confirmed they belong to Aguilar.
In October, two people were arrested in connection with the case and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.