On Saturday, human remains were found in the desert near Buckeye, where searches have been conducted over the last several months in the disappearance of Daniel Robinson who has been missing since June.
Robinson, a 24-year-old geologist disappeared after driving away from a desert worksite more than four months ago. His Jeep was discovered in July badly damaged in a ravine approximately three miles from the worksite. Investigators found his clothes, boots, phone, wallet, and keys were inside the vehicle.
The Buckeye Police Department confirmed Sunday that officers responded to the area of Sun Valley Parkway and milepost 113 about possible human remains that were found, as well as “other evidence.”
However Robinson’s family do not believe the remains to be that of the missing man. On Sunday afternoon, Robinson’s dad and a private investigator, in a video update posted to Twitter said the remains do not appear to be that of Robinson. However, they hope that once the remains are identified, it will bring “closure to another grieving family.”
According to Buckeye police, the remains have been sent out for official DNA testing and identification.
“I will continue my searches for my son,” said his father in a video posted to the Twitter page “Please Help Find Daniel.”
Authorities have asked anyone with information about Robinson’s disappearance to call the Buckeye Police tip line at (623) 349-6411.