Authorities said a California mother went missing on a road trip to Joshua Tree National Park.
Erica Lloyd, 37, of Walnut Creek has been identified as the remains of a skeleton found in a desert area of Wonderland last month, Los Angeles Times reported.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, dental records were used to positively match Lloyd’s in the remains found on January 31.
No further details have been released as to the cause or manner of his death.
Lloyd, who is the mother of a 12-year-old son, set out on a road trip of about 500 miles on June 14, but lost contact with his family two days later, the news station KESQ reported.
On the same day, officers released her 2006 Black Honda Accord near the park on State Route 62 in California at Twentynine Palms.
Several windows were broken and the dashboard of the vehicle was damaged San Bernardino County Sentinel reported
Erica’s mummy Ruth Lloyd told KESQ at the time, “We don’t know if she had some memory loss from being hit by an airbag.”
“Maybe she doesn’t know who he is, we don’t know. We are not sure about his mental state.
Her brother, Colin Lloyd, posted the news of her death on a Facebook page Thursday searching for her.
“Nearly 8 months have passed since Erica’s disappearance and we have been blessed with countless efforts of selflessness and compassion on behalf of the community and our family,” They wrote.
“It is time for sorrow and I encourage everyone to stop and reflect on the beautiful soul we have lost: our Erica.”