Second set of remains found on US 97 identified as missing California man | Yakima Herald

A second set of human remains found south of Toppenish in early August has been identified as a California man who went missing with his friend in Yakima County in June 2019.

Jon Joseph Cleary of Huntington Beach, Calif., was 47 when he and Josiah Michael “Jo” Hilderbrand, 25, disappeared sometime on June 7, 2019, as they were heading to a Dead & Company concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre. The car they were traveling in, a 2004 Honda Civic hybrid, was found abandoned and partially burned in an orchard at 8100 Lateral B Road, roughly 8½ miles west of Toppenish.

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