Probe continues in 2001 Whittier slaying

Authorities on Thursday continued excavating human remains in Santa Clarita Valley believed to be those of a 20-year-old Fullerton college student allegedly killed by a friend in a Whittier apartment nearly a decade ago.
Christopher McAmis, 31, has confessed to killing Lynsie Ekelund of Placentia on Feb. 17, 2001 at an apartment he then rented on Santa Gertrudes Avenue in Whittier, according to Placentia police Detective Lt. Dale Carlson.
Carlson said detectives have been keeping Ekelund’s mother, Nancy Ekelund, and other family members up to date on the progress in the investigation.
“She’s had to endure this for 10 years. There’s going to be a range of emotions,” Carlson said. “Our goal is to bring her daughter home, if that’s in fact who it is that they’re working on out there, and to bring her killer to justice. Outside of that. I don’t know what comfort we can give her.”
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