LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The bodies of two people found inside a car in the Angeles National Forest have been identified as missing couple Ethan Manzano and Sophia Edwards.

(credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The 19-year-old couple was reported missing about a week before their vehicle was found on July 6, hundreds of feet down a steep mountainside off the Angeles Crest Highway, near Mile Post Marker 71.5, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Their vehicle was driving eastbound at an unknown speed when the driver “either caused or allowed (the vehicle) to veer to the left” and hit a dirt berm and caused it to overturn several times down the steep mountainside, the CHP’s preliminary investigation found.

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The couple was visiting friends in the Newcombs Ranch area, but left at about 1:30 a.m. on July 1 to drive home to Apple Valley. They had been planning to move to Colorado over the Fourth of July weekend.

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