Bones Determined to Not Belong to Jack Cantin

By Montecito Journal   |   August 23, 2022

The remains of Jack Cantin, the teenager who went missing during the 2018 debris flow, had reportedly been found in the summer of last year by former University of California, Santa Barbara anthropology professor Danielle Kurin and her undergraduate students. While many news and media outlets (including the MJ…) announced Kurin’s claims, the Sheriff’s Department never removed Jack Cantin from the Missing Persons list. The office subsequently announced it would be performing its own detailed analysis. After nearly a year of investigation, a report emerging from the Sheriff’s Department, which includes genetic and forensic analysis, has identified that the bones found were non-human, and therefore could not be Jack Cantin’s remains. This story will be updated as new information emerges.


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