Human remains found in southern Washington identified

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — One of two sets of human remains found south of Toppenish, Washington, last week has been identified as a 25-year-old California man who went missing last year. Josiah Michael Hilderbrand was identified through dental records. That’s according to Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice. Hilderbrand’s death has been ruled a homicide, and the cause of death remains under investigation. The FBI is investigating the case. Hilderbrand and Jon Cleary went missing in June 2019 as they headed to a Dead & Company concert at the Gorge Amphitheater. Their car was found partially burned in an orchard west of Toppenish.