A skull and other remains have been determined to be those of a missing Manhattan Beach woman who has disappeared two years ago in a museum trip.
Nancy Paulikas, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, was 55-years-old when wandered away from her husband at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Oct. 15, 2016.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office website said a charred partial skull belonging to Paulikas was found on a mountainside at an unspecified location. The coroner posted date of death of March 11, 2017, which is the day the skull was discovered as firefighters battled a brush fire at Fossil Ridge Park.
A cause of death was not announced.
Her husband, Kirk Moody, said he heard from police that the skull and some ribs were found to be Paulikas' remains.
"I heard from the police today that they have identified a skull and some ribs as positively matching Nancy's DNA," he said.
Moody said he had no details as to the cause of death, but added that "it seems clear she met her demise in an unfortunate manner."
Paulikas’ disappearance began the program called L.A. Found, which provides trackable bracelets to those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and autism to prevent another missing person case.