The remains had been forwarded to the California Department of Justice for DNA analysis, and on Wednesday the results of the DNA analysis were received by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department-Central Homicide Unit, according to the department.
The sheriff's department said the investigation was ongoing, and did not release further information.
Three men were arrested on June 27 this year on murder charges: Jesus Ruiz Jr., 41, of Stockton, Manuel Rios, 28, of Coachella and Abraham Fregoso, 32, of Indio.
On May 12, 2017, at approximately 9 a.m., a vehicle driven by Moran was located alongside the westbound Interstate 10 freeway in the city of Beaumont. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports after the vehicle was found, a police bloodhound detected the couple's scent near the SUV, but the trail disappeared about 50 feet from the vehicle.
At right: Abraham Fregos; Manuel Rios; Jesus Ruiz
Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin and Sheriff Chad Bianco held a news conference in June in which they announced human remains had been found in the Coachella Valley and were undergoing testing for identification, the Palm Springs Desert Sun reports.