Authorities have confirmed that human bones and clothing were discovered next to the Lexus of a missing Burbank man found in Angeles National Forest, but haven't determined if they are connected to his disappearance.
Gevork Boyadzhyan’s white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off a cliff near the Angeles Crest Highway, Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station told the Burbank Leader.
Boyadzhyan was reported missing nearly two months ago.
Investigators have not identified the remains or determined their sex or age, according Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
“I don’t know if it’s related to that vehicle or not at this point,” Winter said.
The sheriff's department homicide bureau is handling the investigation.
Boyadzhyan was last seen leaving his home near Grismer Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. on July 20. At about 8:30 p.m., he sent a text message to a friend that read, “Call me.”
The friend returned the call an hour later, but Boyadzhyan’s phone had been turned off.
Since then, no activity has been reported on his credit cards, and there has been no sign of him at local hospitals or jails, according to his family.
After the discovery of his car and the human bones, his family has been holding out hope that the two finds are not related.
"We are praying it’s not him,” Boyadzhyan’s sister, Ana Akilyan, told the Leader.
Tchekmedyian writes for Times Community News.