The details surrounding Julian Sands‘ cause of death will remain unknown.
Nearly one month after remains belonging to the British actor, 65, were found on Southern California’s Mount Baldy, an official for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department told People that his cause of death has been deemed “undetermined.”
The public information officer went on to note that the ruling was “due to the condition of the body,” adding the outcome is “common when dealing with cases of this type.”
Back in January, Sands was reported missing after he set out on a hike on the mountain located about 50 miles east of Los Angeles. At the time, rescuers searched the area both on foot and by helicopter, though their efforts were called off two days after the report due to the avalanche risks and extreme weather conditions.
Hikers found his body five months later on June 24 in a wilderness area located on the mountain, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff.