FCSO receives conformation of identity of recovered human remains

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced that they have received confirmation of the identity of the recently recovered human remains.

The body that was recovered April 29 in the Southwest portion of Frederick County has now been positively  identified.

The Northern District Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas confirmed it is the remains of Jason Abarca.

Abarca was the subject of a search after his possible involvement with a carjacking incident on December 13 in Winchester.

The vehicle reportedly taken by knifepoint was from a business on Berryville Avenue.

That vehicle was found wrecked and abandoned along Star Tannery Road with Abarca’s wallet and ID inside later that day.

The continued search for the driver using every possible apparatus and personnel from all available agencies were unsuccessful until April 29.

On that date a body was recovered in a wooded area of the county, in an advanced stage of decomposition.

The remains were then transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

A total of 78 people were involved in the search and recovery effort on April 29 alone.

Fredrick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland wishes to thank all parties involved in all aspects of the search and recovery effort.

The FCSO knows all the recovery effort helps to bring some sense of closure to Abarca’s friends and family.

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