"We can now confirm that the body discovered today in the heavy brush area surrounding Pinecrest Park in Mission Viejo is missing juvenile Emma Pangelinan," a Mission Viejo sheriff's spokesperson said, Monday at 5 p.m. "At this time the death does not appear suspicious. A full investigation and autopsy will be conducted by the OC Coroner's Office. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Pangelinan family and friends."
Emma, 13, was reported missing at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. She was last seen in the area of Florence Joyner Park in Mission Viejo, near Alicia Parkway and Olympiad.