The 65-year-old, an experienced hiker and mountaineer, went missing during a hike in California’s Mount San Antonio in January.
Five months later, the mysterious and tragic disappearance may be clarified. Human remains were found by hikers on Saturday, June 24, on California’s Mount San Antonio, near the area where British actor Julian Sands is said to have disappeared, local authorities announced Sunday.
They were taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification. The identification process is expected to take several days and be completed by next week. Julian Sands, 65 at the time of his disappearance, rose to prominence in 1985 for his role in the James Ivory film “A Room with a View.” He went missing in January on Mount San Antonio, known locally as Mount Baldy, 3,000 meters high outside the borders of Los Angeles.
Frequent violent storms
Julian Sands is an experienced walking and trekking enthusiast. “Near the top of a mountain on a glorious cold morning”. “Mountaineering and filmmaking are very closely linked” He said Yorkshire Post While on a trip to the Swiss Alps in 2013. “There is always another mountain. Ultimately, the whole point of climbing a mountain is the mountain itself. I think that applies to the actor’s experience as well.
California experienced severe storms in December and January, bringing heavy snow to mountain ranges, including Mount San Antonio. Sands Vanishing Peak is the highest point in the San Gabriel Mountains and is a popular destination for Los Angeles residents.
With eight known fatalities between 2017 and 2022, the trail was increasingly dangerous, the San Bernardino County Sheriff said at the time. The actor’s brother Nick said he accepted Julian Sands’ disappearance two weeks after the search began. “He hasn’t been reported missing yet, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he’s gone”He was recognized by local English media in Yorkshire, where the two brothers grew up.