Heather Gumina, 33, went missing from her home in El Dorado on July 15, the same day she was discharged from a hospital where she had been treated for a broken collarbone.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that remains were found Friday in Pleasant Valley, as they arrested her husband, Anthony Gumina, under an arrest warrant for domestic violence.
While they were making the arrest, the police executed a search warrant and made this macabre discovery that led them to file a complaint against her husband for homicide, the authorities said.
Photos showed Anthony Gumina, under arrest with a small dog on his lap while sitting on a sidewalk.
Heather Gumina, who is also following Heather Waters, was described by family members on Saturday as one of the most generous and loyal people, the KTXL news channel reported.