(NEWSER) – As far as winter breaks go, Caleb Shumway has had an unusual and potentially lucrative one: The Utah Valley University student likely found the human remains he was looking for.

The 23-year-old Moab native is the son of an officer, one of the 150-plus law enforcement members who in 2010 spent days hunting for Lance Leeroy Arellano, who allegedly shot Utah State Parks ranger Brody Young nine times on Nov 19 of that year near the Poison Spider Mesa Trailhead.

Arellano was believed to have himself been shot and was thought to not have made it out of the desert; officers combed a 15-square-mile area without luck, and a $30,000 reward has remained on the table since. "For a poor college student, that's pretty appealing," Shumway tells the Salt Lake Tribune. Two days into his search, he found something.

Photo: Grand County Sheriffs Department

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