DNA evidence has confirmed that the remains of two children found in shallow graves north of Victorville are those of Joseph Jr. and Gianni McStay, the sons of a Fallbrook couple whose remains were in the same vicinity, sheriff’s officials said Friday.
It’s been one week since sheriff’s officials announced the remains of the two adults were that of Joseph and Summer McStay. Their identities were confirmed through dental records, sheriff’s officials said. The family disappeared in February 2010. Joseph was 40 and Summer was 43 when they went missing. Gianni was 4 and Joseph Jr. was 3.
An off-road motorcyclist discovered the human remains nearly two weeks ago outside Victorville. DNA samples from the children’s skeletal remains were submitted to the Department of Justice and compared to samples of Joseph and Summer McStay to make an identification, officials said.
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