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Remains found of man who disappeared before Christmas

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 19:27:44-05

DULZURA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The remains of a man missing for more than two months have been found in the East County Thursday.

According to the San Diego Sheriff's Department, 47-year-old Christopher Paul Parkhurst was last seen on the 23000 block of Horizon View Drive on December 23 in Potrero.

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On February 25, U.S. Border Patrol agents say they found Parkhurst’s remains near the 1800 block of Barrett Lake Road in Dulzura. Deputies say Parkhurst was found in a rugged area about a mile northwest of the Potrero search location.

The cause of his death is unknown at this time.

Homicide detectives have been actively searching for Parkhurst. On January 24, detectives and about 80 volunteers with Sheriff's Search and Rescue conducted an all-day search for Parkhurst near the 23000 block of Horizon View Drive in Potrero.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.