Charred remains are those of missing Calif. teen

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 2:49 PM

Riverside County authorities have confirmed that charred remains found in a Southern California backyard last month are those of a missing teenager.

Coroner's officials announced Tuesday that DNA testing confirmed the remains _ which included a severed foot _ belong to 17-year-old Adrian Rios.

He vanished on Nov. 15 after heading to the home of Jose Campos to watch a football game.

Hemet police suspect the 17-year-old Campos shot Rios and then made a bonfire and burned the body with the help of his girlfriend.

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Campos and 17-year-old Felicia Sharp are fugitives.

Police arrested Campos' mother and stepfather on suspicion of being accessories to murder but they were released after prosecutors declined to file charges.