INDIANAPOLIS -- When two San Jose men went missing during the summer, their families called police.
Neither man ever showed up -- here. But two weeks ago, their bodies turned up in a shallow grave in Indianapolis.
Friday, Indianapolis police identified Juan Carlos Valencia, 39, and Raul Barajas Villalobos, 40, as the men whose bodies were found on Aug. 22 buried in a shallow grave on the city's east side.
Indianapolis homicide detectives identified the men through dental records and the assistance of law enforcement officials in California, police said.
The bodies were found after people searching for a dog discovered a shallow grave that contained possible human remains. The bodies were found in a wooded area amid a mix of homes and industrial buildings on the city's east side, according to the Indianapolis Star.
The Star also reported both men had head injuries and were buried on top of one another.
Villlalobos was reported as missing to the San Jose Police Department on July 6 by a family member, said Officer Jose Garcia, a San Jose police spokesman. Valencia was reported missing on Aug. 24 by a family member, Garcia said.
Police said one of the men suffered head trauma.
A man who found the remains told WTHR-TV that he and his cousin also found several hundred dollars near the grave.
Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869.