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.
Christopher McAmis, a friend of Lynsie Leigh Ekelund, has been charged with capital murder in her case. Because authorities believe he killed her after a rape attempt, he’s eligible for the death penalty. No word on whether the DP will actually be sought by prosecutors.
Lynsie, a 20-year-old community college student, had disappeared from Placentia, California back in 2001. There has been nothing new about her case in a very long time — her Charley Project casefile had not been updated even once in the six years the site has run. But the police were quietly chipping away at it in the background.
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