Police Dig Up Backyard To Find Clues About Missing Laguna Hills Man
The search for an Orange County truck driver who went missing in August has led police to the backyard of a home in Ontario last night.
Police are conducting quite an operation at the home that includes earth-movers, shovels and cadaver dogs. They're looking for clues about that might shed light on exactly what happened to Oscar Javier Contreras Escobar, a 29-year-old truck driver who was last seen in Fontana several months ago.On the night he was last seen, Escobar parked his truck in Victorville and was dropped off in Fontana where he was supposed to meet some friends. His family reported him missing a few days later when they didn't hear from him. A few days after he was reported missing, there was some mysterious activity on his credit cards, KTLA reported.
Police tied the activity to the home in Ontario and served a warrant on the residents this Wednesday. Ontario police said no arrests have been made but they interviewed some of the home's residents.
"Right now we're not looking for a body," Sgt. David McBride told the Daily Bulletin. "At this point, we're just meticulously searching the scene for evidence in this case."
Neighbors said the home has been the subject of a lot of police activity over the years. An anonymous neighbor told KTLA: "This doesn't surprise anybody."