Julian Sands death: Missing actor’s cause of death revealed to be ‘undetermined’ – News Block

Julian Sands cause of death has been deemed “indeterminate” according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department public information officer, who confirmed this to People.

The officer clarified that the actor’s cause of death was declared “undetermined by the state of the body and this is common when it comes to cases of this type.”

Arenas was initially reported missing in January after hiking Mount Baldy in California.

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Julian Sands’ cause of death was deemed undetermined due to the condition of his body when it was found on June 24. (Hubert Boesl/picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

When Sands could not be located, a six-month search for the missing actor took place until a group of recreational hikers stumbled upon human remains on June 24. Just days later, the remains were identified as those of Sands.

Now, it appears that due to the condition of the remains, the cause of death on Sands’ death certificate will be undetermined.

The discovery of the actor’s body came just days after the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department they renewed their search for Sands The 21st of June. The mission to locate the actor included 80 search and rescue volunteers and deputies, two helicopters and drone crews.

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Julian Sands starred with Helena Bonham Carter in the film A Room with a View (1985). (Curzon/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Distributors)

“We are deeply grateful to the search teams and coordinators who have worked tirelessly to find Julian,” a statement from the actor’s family said at the time.

“We continue to hold Julian in our hearts with fond memories of him as a wonderful father, husband, explorer, lover of the natural world and the arts, and as an original and collaborative artist.”

Previous efforts to locate the missing actor were at the mercy of wild and unpredictable weather events at Mount Baldy that made the terrain inaccessible to search and rescue teams.

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Search and rescue teams were previously unable to conduct a full-scale search due to unpredictable terrain and weather. (AP)

“Despite recent warmer weather, parts of the mountain remain inaccessible due to extreme alpine conditions,” the department said of the June 21 search in an official statement.

“Multiple areas include steep terrain and ravines, which still have more than 10 feet (approximately three meters) of ice and snow.”

Julian Sands was best known for his work on shows like 24 and movies like a room with a view and Arachnophobia.

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