Joseph McStay’s former business partner, Charles Merritt, was arrested for the murders.
A 57-year-old man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges linked to the murder of the McStay family, authorities said.
Officials on Friday confirmed that the skeletal remains of two children found near Victorville are those of Joseph M. and Gianni McStay.
A heartbroken family was joined by community members Wednesday for an emotional vigil held in the desert.
Detective Troy DuGal has fielded hundreds of leads since entering the home of Joseph and Summer McStay a year ago to find rotten eggs on the kitchen counter and two cereal bowls full of popcorn on the living room futon.