Breaking News Body of Missing of 21-Year-Old Juan Hernandez Has Been Found
Reports are coming in from LAPD that a body was discovered alongside Afton Canyon Road, east of off interstate 15 near Barstow buried in a shallow grave.
The San Bernardino County Coroner's office confirmed that the remains found were of missing 21-year-old Juan Hernandez from Jefferson Park, Los Angeles.
Hernandez had been reported missing by his family since September 22,2020 after never returning back home after work.
His image was shared all over social media in hopes he would be found alive and a GoFundMe link was started to help his family during this difficult time and search efforts.
Not sure why anyone would do this to this young man but there are two suspects in custody.
Sending my condolences to Juan's family and friends.
This is Juan's story as shared on GoFundMe page.
On Tuesday September 22nd, Juan Carlos "Cookie" Hernandez left his home in the West Adams community of Los Angeles, and headed to work for an evening shift at his job near West 82nd Street and Western Avenue. At 10:00pm Juan's shifted ended and he was seen exiting his job. Since Tuesday night, we have been unable to get in contact with or find Juan.
Juan's car was found near Figueroa Street and West 64th Street on Thursday September 24th at around 3am. Onlookers described the car as being on for several hours without anyone inside.
Juan was a responsible young man, who participated in the college preparation program, Neighborhood Academic Initiative, and ran several marathons with the Los Angeles running group, Rundalay. We hope to reunite with Juan soon, in time for this 22nd birthday on October 15th.
We appreciate any and all help to find Juan.