Skeletal Remains Identified

Investigators of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have identified the skeletal remains discovered on Wednesday, 02/22/12, in the northeast backcountry area of Douglas County, as those of 40 year-old Francisco Alejandro Lopez-Gonzalez of Minnesota.

Gonzalez was reported as a missing person out of Minnesota in June 2011.

Gonzalez’ family has been notified of the discovery of his remains.

This incident is being investigated as a homicide. The investigation is currently ongoing, and no additional information can be released at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding Gonzalez or this incident is urged to call DCSO Investigator Nadine Chrzanowski at 775-782-9909 or Douglas County Secret Witness at: 775-78-CRIME (782-7463).