A Utah coroner says more DNA testing must be done before remains found in a burned car can be identified.
Zachary Ruble was first reported missing on Thursday April 2nd, Police in Utah notified Jay and Paula Ruble of Maysville that same morning that their son Zach's car was found burning in a remote location in Southern Utah, about five hours from Salt Lake City.
Inside the car police found human remains which could take several more weeks before they are identified.
Ruble is a 2008 graduate of Mason County High School and is currently a Freshman at the University Of Utah where he's studying biomedical engineering.
On Wednesday, His parents issued this statement, "We are very concerned with the disappearance of our son Zachary. We are working diligently with law enforcement in the ongoing investigation Information is being released at the direction of the investigators. We are thankful for the prayers and support of family, friends & community."
The ongoing investigation has not produced any evidence at this point that the Smith's Mesa death is related to any other recent vehicle fires and deaths in Utah.