Shallow grave in California believed to contain remains of missing veteran

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The latest on the search for former Spearfish, S.D. resident, Julia Jacobson.


Dec. 1

The remains of Julia Jacobson and her dog are believed to have been found, according to KNSD in San Diego, Calif. Jacobson had been missing since Sept. 2. 

The bodies of a woman and dog were discovered Friday in a shallow grave near Cactus City - a rural desert area in Riverside County. After three days of searching, the grave was found by a San Bernardino Sheriff's Department cadaver dog.

Jacobson's ex-husband, Dalen Larry Ware, was arrested in October for her murder. But police in Ontario, Calif. say Ware led detectives to the grave area, located near the Interstate 10 Freeway and Box Canyon Road.


Dalen Ware

Anyone with information is asked to call Ontario Police at 909-986-6711, Det. Ruben Espinoza at 909-395-2984 or Det. Brant Devey at 909-395-2715. Information can be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com

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Oct. 17

The ex-husband of a former Spearfish resident has been arrested for her murder.

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Julia Jacobson, 37, had been living in San Diego, Calif.. She was reported missing on Sept. 2 after she went days without contacting family. She was last seen in Ontario, Calif. with her dog, Boogie - a 42-pound wheaten terrier.

In Ontario, police found evidence that Jacobson had been murdered after a forensic analysis of her car.

Jacobson's ex-husband, Dalen Larry Ware, 39, was arrested Oct. 13 at his home in Laveen, Ariz. His charges include murder and the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. 

Police have still not found the remains of Jacobson or Boogie. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711, Det. Ruben Espinoza at 909-395-2894, or Det. Brant Devey at 909-395-2715. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.

Click here for more information on Jacobson's friends and family.

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