LOS ANGELES - A desperate search for a Los Angeles firefighter ended on a tragic note after his remains were found in Mexico.
According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD), the remains found in Mexico were those of firefighter/paramedic Frank Aguilar. Aguilar had been missing since August after he disappeared during a trip to Rosarito, a Mexican tourist hotspot.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was "deeply saddened to learn" about Aguilar's death.
"This is a tragic loss for our entire city," Garcetti said.
LAFD released the following statement after receiving news about Aguilar's death:
During the search for Aguilar, authorities in Mexico arrested a couple in October. Fanny "N" and Santos "N" were arrested and are accused of stealing Aguilar's belongings, which included a credit card.
City News Service contributed to this report.