Earthly body located; Gavin Smith 57 - Los Angeles, California
The remains were discovered on Oct. 26 by hikers in a rural area of Palmdale, according to Nicole Nishida with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
They were later positively identified as the 57-year-old husband and father.
The autopsy results were not finalized and the cause of death had not been determined, Nishida said.
The coroner's office confirmed Wednesday night that they had Smith's body, but said the case was on a security hold and no other information would be released by their office.