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Authorities search desert for murdered OC businessman

Authorities said Edward Shin killed his business partner Christopher Smith in his San Juan Capistrano office in 2010.

February 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Investigators searched the desert near San Diego on Saturday for the body of an Orange County businessman who was murdered in 2010.

They're apparently focusing on the border community of Boulevard.

Prosecutors say the victim, Christopher Smith, was killed by his business partner Edward Shin for financial gain.

Shin and an alleged accomplice were arrested in August.

Investigators say Smith was killed in his San Juan Capistrano office. They said Shin confessed to the murder, but would not reveal what happened to Smith's body.