An Ohio girl looking for her misplaced canine within the woods ended up stumbling upon a grisly discovery: the skeletal stays of a lady lacking since 2017, in keeping with police.
The stays have been found on Aug. 26 in a wooded space alongside Thorn Hill Highway on the East Aspect of Youngstown, Ohio, situated about 10 miles west of the Pennsylvania state line, police mentioned.
The pet proprietor introduced the stays from the place she discovered them to her house and known as authorities, who launched an investigation and transported the bones to the coroner’s workplace.
On Tuesday, Youngstown police introduced the stays have been recognized as Amy Nicole Hambrick, who vanished from Youngstown’s West Aspect in November 2017 on the age of 29.
Hambrick would have been 34 at this time.
Figuring out the stays was no simple job. The bones have been assembled by Dr. Loren Lease of Youngstown State College’s Anthropology Division. At first it decided the bones belonged to a human feminine. Then, utilizing dental data, the jawbone and enamel from the recovered cranium, it was decided that the stays belonged to Hambrick, police mentioned.
Captain Jason Simon with Youngstown police mentioned Hambrick was final identified to be assembly up at a good friend’s home in North Jackson, however by no means made it.
Since she went lacking, a number of regulation enforcement businesses have labored with Hambrick’s household to find her.
“Each investigative avenue was utilized during the last 5 years, together with numerous interviews, searches of residences, using cadaver canines, and the serving of authorized course of on digital and mobile data,” Simon mentioned, noting the case finally went chilly.
The August discovery comes after her household had desperately looked for her for 5 lengthy years. A number of of Hambrick’s family have been current on the press convention however didn’t converse.
Regardless of discovering Hambrick’s stays, questions persist concerning precisely when she died and the way she ended up within the woods.
The investigation continues to be ongoing and the reason for Hambrick’s demise will likely be listed as undetermined given the situation of her stays, Simon mentioned.
Simon requested for the general public’s assist with details about Hambrick’s final whereabouts.
“A minimum of one individual is aware of what occurred to her,” he mentioned. “We’re asking to talk to both that particular person, as a result of clearly there’s a aspect of the story right here, or anybody that has details about her discovery.”
Simon prolonged his condolences to Hambrick’s household and associates, assuring the general public that investigations into lacking family members proceed even after leads develop chilly.
“These circumstances are all the time difficult however they’re by no means forgotten about,” he mentioned.