A skull and bones that were found last month in Irvine have been identified by authorities as the remains of Bobby Simpson, a 32-year-old Irvine resident who was missing since March of 2005, according to the O.C. Register.
The human remains were found on Dec. 1 by an employee of the City of Irvine, who was checking the irrigation system in the brush in a remote area near Laguna Canyon Road, according to the Irvine Police Department. Additional bones were found the next day in the same area.
The O.C. Coroner used Simpson’s dental records to confirm the remains.
Police investigators discovered that Simpson had checked himself into a hospital on Sand Canyon Avenue, back in March, 2005, after he purposefully ingested a lethal dose of painkillers. However Simpson walked out of the facility before they could treat him.
At the time hospital employees looked for Simpson but were not able to locate him.
Simpson was presumed to be deceased because of his prognosis and his disappearance.
It is believed that Simpson passed away due to overdosing on painkillers.
Simpsons’ remains were in fact found not far from the former Irvine Medical Center, in a remote brush area.
Simpson’s family has been notified. Police investigators to not believe that a crime was committed.