Lynsie Ekelund’s body probably found

A few days ago I wrote that they’d charged a man in the murder of Lynsie Ekelund. Well, it looks like they have found her remains in a canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley. Presumably the accused killer, Christopher McAmis, lead the police to the gravesite.

It will take awhile to confirm the identification, but I highly doubt this is anyone but Lynsie.


12 thoughts on “Lynsie Ekelund’s body probably found

  1. Tracey Reitterer November 4, 2010 / 4:05 am

    What a lying, piece of shit scumbag. To kill this girl & go about his life like he didnt have a care in the world. Since he admitted it to authorities & pointed out her location, there is no doubt he did it, so he should automatically be sentenced to death. If they have to save his worthless ass, I hope they give him the 1st life sentence just for keeping her family in the dark for nearly 2 decades!

    • Billy November 4, 2010 / 4:11 pm

      I was personal friends with this girl. We went to school together and shared an office when I got her a job where I worked at the time.

      I am so glad there is finally closure here. 10 freakin years it took. I’ve spoke with her mom and the whole time she has been an emotional wreck hoping against hope she would come home. They were best friends.

      The thing that saddens me the most is when Lynsie was a kid, she was almost killed in a car wreck, but she walked out alive but not without several major throat surgeries and a paralyzed arm. To make it through all that only to be raped and killed by some punk just puts me beyond words.

  2. Tracey Reitterer November 4, 2010 / 4:18 am

    I apologize for the anger & curse words on your site, Meaghan, but these cases set me off so bad. I just sat thru the murder trial of a young woman’s husband here in MD who’s wife’s body has also never been found, but the jury was smart enough to see thru the defendant & his attorneys lies & deception to convict him of 2nd degree murder. Lied repeatedly, refused a polygraph, wouldn’t take part in any her searches, repeatedly tore down her flyers, etc. Lived his life free for 5 yrs till the DA finally decided to prosecute. Now he’s looking at 30 yrs & I hope he’s either killed in prison, or he has to serve out every last day of it in pain & misery, just like he’s sentenced her family to do.

    • Meaghan November 4, 2010 / 2:04 pm

      Were you on the jury, or just an observer?

  3. marycarney November 4, 2010 / 1:56 pm

    It’s called ‘righteous indignation’ and you have nothing to apologize for.

  4. Tracey Reitterer November 4, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    The case was St of MD vs Dennis Tetso in the death of his wife Tracey & I attended for moral/emotional support for her mom. My heart breaks for families who have to live thru that. I hope to God murderers have to feel a million times over ever single emotion they leave behind in this world. And then move on to rot in hell!

  5. Justin November 5, 2010 / 12:30 am

    Yeah, I live in Orange County, CA and the possible recovery of her body on a place the suspect worked construction on with his father when she went missing is all over the news. It is almost certain that the human remains recovered there are hers, but if we get a quick conformation, it will probably be due to dental records instead of DNA.

    This was not a strong girl who was partially paralized on part of her body and this SOB needed to kill her to get what he wanted? Pond scum.

  6. danielle November 7, 2010 / 8:06 pm

    FULLERTON, Calif. – The mother of a Southern California woman who vanished almost 10 years ago said Saturday a bracelet found on recently unearthed remains belonged to her daughter.

    Nancy Ekelund of Fullerton told The Associated Press that she had met with a coroner’s investigator and instantly recognized the gold-link bracelet she had given as a present to her daughter Lynsie Ekelund, a 20-year old Fullerton College student who disappeared in 2001.

    “I gave it to her when she was 10 years old,” Ekelund said. “I still wear the exact same bracelet.”

    Authorities believe the remains uncovered this week are those of Lynsie Ekelund. Nancy Ekelund said coroner’s officials were expected to formally confirm the identity of the body next week.

    Christopher McAmis is suspected of strangling her and burying her in a canyon 50 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, where he directed investigators to look, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

    McAmis said he used a tractor to dig a 4-foot grave in the canyon where he had done construction work, officials said.

    Lynsie Ekelund vanished after going to San Diego with McAmis and two fellow Fullerton College students on Feb. 17, 2001, authorities said.

    McAmis had been considered a person of interest in Ekelund’s disappearance but was not arrested until last week. The 31-year-old Fullerton construction worker was charged with murder and remained jailed without bail.

    THIS is from a local Newspaper in Orange County Calif. I went to the same college she did…..sooo sad

  7. Tracey Reitterer November 7, 2010 / 10:05 pm

    If she disappeared in 2001, it would be almost 20 years ago, not 10, and as far as the suspect, if it happened almost 20 years ago, as a 31 yr old now, he would have only been 11 then. What is wrong with these articles??

    • Meaghan November 7, 2010 / 11:23 pm

      I’m not sure what you’re saying. It say she disappeared in 2001 — which was nine years ago — at the age of twenty, and that Lindsey’s mom gave her the bracelet when she was ten years old, and they found it with the remains apparently. And McAmis is in fact 31 as far as I know.

  8. Tracey Reitterer November 7, 2010 / 11:38 pm

    Oh, my bad, Im sorry. I thought she had been missing since 1991. Condolences & prayers to her family. I hope he gets the death penalty!

  9. T.T. November 10, 2010 / 7:06 pm

    My heart hurts for this girl and her poor family and loved ones, especially her Mama who went so long without her baby and her best friend. This is kind of reminiscent of the “lottery families” that you were talking about, Meaghan. She nearly dies in a car accident as a child, ended up disabled but alive, and then she is killed years later. I cannot imagine what she was going through those last moments. This is just unbelievably sad. What blackness in your soul must you have to rape someone, especially someone who probably couldn’t defend themselves? There’s a special place in Hell for this POS.

    Rest in peace, Lynsie. 😦

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