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Army veteran and her dog’s remains found in California grave after tip from ex-husband

December 04, 2017

The remains of an Army veteran and her dog who both went missing in September have reportedly been found in a shallow grave in California, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Julia Jacobson, a 37-year-old retired Army captain, and her terrier, Boogie, were reported missing to San Diego police on Sept. 2.

Ontario police reported that they believe they found the bodies of both Jacobson and Boogie in a shallow grave in Riverside County.

Investigators said their bodies were found after receiving a tip from Jacobson’s ex-husband, Dalen Ware, CBS News reported.

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Ware was arrested at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 12 on suspicions that he murdered Jacobsen.

Jacobson’s body was discovered after roughly 140 law enforcement personnel began searching for her body, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

According to an email provided to the Union-Tribune by Ware’s lawyer, Steve Cline, Ware voluntarily showed police “the place he had buried (Jacobson): – without a plea bargain or promise of leniency.”

Jacobson’s SUV was found with the keys in the vehicle in North Park, California. According to Ontario police, there was evidence that she was killed.

Ware and Jacobson married on Feb. 28, 2014, and were separated on March 1, 2016. She filed for divorce in 2016.

Jacobson was an Army veteran who had served two tours in Iraq, friends of Jacobson told the Union-Tribune.