REMAINS FOUND IN FIELD THOSE OF MISSING PALMDALE MAN.Byline: Greg Botonis Staff Writer
PALMDALE - Human remains found last month in a field in east Palmdale were identified Thursday as those of a Palmdale man who had been missing for more than nine months.
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``We're working in conjunction with the Coroner's Office right now to try to determine the cause of death,'' said sheriff's homicide Detective Gabrielle Graves. ``As of now it doesn't appear that there was any foul play involved.''
The remains, which had been scattered Scattered
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Investigators said it is possible that Blanchard simply passed out in the field and died of some medical problem, or because he had been drinking.
Before inheriting the home, Blanchard was a transient with no permanent place to stay and a severe drug and alcohol problem, investigators said.
``At this point, all we can say is that it could have been any number of things,'' Graves said.
Blanchard disappeared July 11, 2001, a month after receiving the account just days before his disappearance but had left behind the bulk of his inheritance, including money, a car and the mobile home.
Blanchard was last seen at a bar on Sixth Street East in Palmdale.