A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department helicopter discovered a vehicle at the bottom of a ravine in the Santa Ynez Valley which officials believed is linked to a more than year old missing persons case.
The chopper was flying over Painted Cave Road, at Highway 154 just before one p.m. yesterday when a crew member spotted the wreckages of a Chevy pickup truck 300 feet down a cliff, in some heavy brush.
A search and rescue team recovered the vehicle. CHP officers say it contained human remains. Officials think the vehicle is that of a person who disappeared in March of 2012, but haven’t positively confirmed it yet.