Body of Megadeth Frontman’s Mother-in-Law Found

The body of Sally Estabrook, the mother-in-law of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, was found in Julian

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San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday afternoon found a body in Julian about a half-mile from the campground where a woman vanished nearly two months ago.

Deputies responded just before 3:30 p.m. to a reported of a woman’s body found in some heavy shrubbery off the roadway in the 200 block of Coulter Ridge Road.

The body was found near Pinezanita Campground on Highway 79 where 75-year-old Sally Estabrook disappeared on Oct. 4.

Estabrook, the mother of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. She was reported missing by her husband, who had finished a shower and realized she was gone.

The clothing worn by the woman closely resembles that which was worn by Estabrook when she disappeared, deputies said.

No foul play was believed to be involved.

The cause and manner of death as well as a positive identification will be made by the medical examiner’s office.

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