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L.A. County Coroner identifies body of third missing person as Carlos Lopez

The three men were found in a car in Burbank
Posted at 8:41 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 14:16:36-04

UPDATE (April 23, 11:10 p.m.)

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed the identity of the third body found inside of a car in Burbank as Carlos Lopez and say he suffered a single gunshot wound to his head.

Jan Carlos, 21, and Lucas Amiama, 23, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head as well and their deaths have been ruled a homicide.

The family of Lopez, who was last seen with Jan Carlos and Lucas Amiama, held car washes over the weekend to raise money for funeral costs.  

Officials with the coroner's office said X-rays were needed to help identify Lopez. 

The Amiama brothers and Carlos Lopez were reported missing from Bakersfield on April 15, according to Bakersfield Police.

Two days later, police in Burbank found a car with three bodies in it. Burbank Police were looking into the possibility that the three bodies were of the three missing men.