Charred Human Remains Found in Search for Missing California Teens

California police say they are questioning one of the three teenagers last seen in a house where charred human remains were found.

Hemet, Calif., police said Wednesday that Felicia Sharpe was brought in by her mother and was being interviewed about the discovery.

Sharpe, boyfriend Jose Campos and Adrian Rios, all 17, were reported missing Nov. 17. Rios was last seen two days earlier going to Campos' home, where investigators found the charred remains in the backyard, reported.

A Nov. 18 search of the backyard of the home in Hemet first turned up remains, later identified as human, and more remains were found Wednesday morning.

Hemet Police Lt. Dean Evans said DNA testing to identify the remains could take several weeks to complete and gave no indication as to whether or not they belong to multiple people.

Police did not believe the teens ran away and called the case suspicious.

Campos and Rios still are missing, but Sharpe apparently had been with her mother but was afraid to tell her father, who is estranged from her mother, The Press-Enterprise reported.

Rios was last seen Nov. 15 when he went to watch football at Campos' home, according to Rios family spokeswoman Melissa Montanez. Relatives handed out fliers the day after Rios vanished, she said.

Rios told his mother he would be home after the game, according to Montanez. His cell phone has been off since he disappeared.

"His mom's a mess. That's her boy," Montanez told The Press-Enterprise. "I told his mother, until someone tells us he's not coming home, we're not going to lose faith."

Neighbors said there was a bonfire in the backyard of the house the night Rios vanished, The Press-Enterprise reported.

Campos' family had been renting the house for the past two months, but neighbors said it has been vacant for the past week — though it was usually full of teenagers, The Press-Enterprise reported.

Police have not connected the remains to either of the missing boys, and had not identified any suspects.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Hemet police at (951) 765-2400.

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