Human Remains Found In Forest

Hiker finds Big Bear missing person from 2014

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(Photo Courtesy: Brian McCamish

Staff Reports

Big Bear City – Back on Fri., Mar. 27, a hiker reported finding what he believed to be human remains in the forested area north of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies and Detectives from the Big Bear station responded to the area and confirmed that the remains were human. A Homicide Detail was requested and an investigation was immediately launched.

On Tues., Apr. 7, the Coroner’s Office released a positive identification on the remains as Brian McCamish, 60, a resident of Big Bear who was reported missing on Sept. 23, 2014.  At this time, the cause and manner of McCamish’s death is undetermined.

Anyone having information regarding this matter is requested to contact the Detective Bureau of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100; or Sgt. John Gaffney of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at