Missing Los Angeles firefighter's remains found in Mexico, LAFD confirms

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.


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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.

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