Remains found in San Bernardino County confirmed to be 4-year-old reported missing in 1991

Riverside County authorities have confirmed remains found in the Mentone area in 1991 are that of missing 4-year-old Derrick Burton. 

In a statement, authorities said DNA confirms the identity of Derrick Burton, who was reported missing by his mother in Menifee on Oct. 27, 1991. 

Burton's DNA was a 100% match to his mother's, Patricia Clark, an official said.

A cause of death has not been released at this time.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Edward Hernandez, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail, Cold Case Team, at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or