Remains Found Belong to Man Missing Since 2005

The Orange County Coroner used dental records to identify the recently found remains of a man who went missing in 2005.

Bobby Simpson had checked himself into a hospital in March 2005 after swallowing a lethal dose of painkillers, and then left without treatment, according to police. He apparently died in a remote brushy area near Laguna Canyon Road. 

While checking an irrigation ditch on December 1st, a city worker found Simpson’s remains. The death is believed to be a suicide and it is unlikely that Irvine Police will further investigate given the known circumstance of Simpson’s disappearance.