ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A man whose body was found with those of three children in a carsubmerged in a New Mexico lake was tentatively identified asRichard Robert Sanchez of Albuquerque, who disappeared in August2001 with his three young sons.
A spokeswoman for the state Office of the Medical Investigator,Amy Boule, said the OMI was releasing a presumptive identificationof Sanchez based on the circumstances and the fact the car washis.
She said no dental records were located for Sanchez. The OMIsent samples to a lab for DNA testing, but Boule said results arenot expected for months.
The children's remains were identified last month as those ofSanchez's sons.
Authorities say the father took the boys for a custody visit andnever returned.
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