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Mustaine's missing mum in law: body found

The body of Sally Estabrook, mother-in-law of Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine, has been found 55 days after she went missing.

Estabrook, 75, had Alzheimer’s disease and disappeared from a campsite in Julian, San Diego, on October 4. Hundreds of volunteers joined emergency professionals in a search.

Her remains were discovered by a maintenance worker about half a mile from where she’d last been seen.

Mustaine thanked police for their help while the search was still active, saying: “They’ve gone on longer than they were supposed to. They held off on the cadaver dogs and switching from rescue to recovery longer than they should have.”

Last night he said via Facebook: “Yesterday evening I received a call that a person had located a body, and the investigators described our beloved mother, Sally Estabrook. Thank you all for your prayers, your good thoughts and positive vibes.”

San Diego Sheriff Officer John Maryon reported that an autopsy would be carried out on her remains, but foul play was not suspected.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.