Remains found in San Bernardino County desert identified

– The remains found in a San Bernardino County desert in 1987 have been identified as those of Dennis Earl Seger, a 51-year-old man from Washington state.

– Seger was reported missing in 1986 to the Los Angeles Police Department by his family members.

– The body was discovered by off-roading motorists on November 23, 1987, in a remote desert area approximately eight miles north of Harvard Road and the 15 Freeway.

– The case went cold as no identifying belongings, suspects, or investigative leads were present at the time.

– A bone fragment from the remains was sent to the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Forensic Services for DNA extraction and comparison.

– A positive match was confirmed when Seger's family members provided their DNA for comparison, and they were notified of the discovery.

– Authorities stated that there is no evidence to suggest that Seger died as a result of an assault or any other criminal action from another person.

– Details regarding the possible cause of death were not released.

– Anyone with additional information about the case is urged to contact Detective Edward Hernandez at 909-890-4904, or anonymous tips can be submitted to We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or online at