A California man was arrested for the alleged murder of a teenager who was recently reported missing, authorities said.
On Sept. 29, deputies with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office took the report of a missing person from Laytonville, 18-year-old Aaron J. Vossler.
According to the report obtained by The Ukiah Daily Journal, on Sept. 26, Vossler was to travel with a friend known only by a nickname and the two were planning to head from Laytonville to Ukiah on Sept. 26 in a Toyota Prius.
Vossler never returned home from the trip and the person who reported the teenager missing noted he hadn’t posted anything to social media, “which was unusual,” the report states.
On Oct. 3, detectives with the sheriff’s office contacted Christopher F. Hill, 20, at a relative’s home in Potter Valley after they learned he may have seen Vossler shortly before the teenager vanished.
While interviewing Hill, authorities claimed they observed “evidence of a possible violent crime in and about Hill’s vehicle.”
Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for both Hill’s vehicle and the residence and located what appeared to be “human remains in a shallow grave on the property,” detectives said.
The remains were later identified as being Vossler.
Hill was being held at the Mendocino County jail on suspicion of murder.