CACTUS CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - Authorities searching for a missing San Diego woman discovered the remains of a woman and a dog in a shallow grave Friday.
Ontario Police discovered the remains in Cactus City on Box Canyon Road along Interstate 10, during their search for Julia Jacobson, Ontario police officer Fred Alvarez told 10News.
Jacobson, a 37-year-old Army veteran, has been missing since Labor Day weekend.
Alvarez said a cadaver dog discovered the human and animal remains. Police have yet to positively confirm the body's identity through an autopsy.
Jacobson's ex-husband, Dalen Payne Ware, was arrested in October on suspicion of murdering Jacobson.
Alvarez said Ware has been cooperating with investigators during their search in the remote area near Indio, which started Wednesday.
More than 140 people were searching the desert this week for any sign of Jacobson and her dog, Boogie. Authorities from San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, San Diego Police, and the U.S. Marshall's Department have been assisting in the search.
Jacobson was last seen on Sept. 2 on surveillance video at a 7-Eleven store on Aero Dr.
Soon after she was reported missing, SDPD officers found Jacobson's car abandoned at 2600 Monroe Avenue in University Heights. The car was unlocked and all of the windows were rolled down.