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Human remains found in Cleveland identified as woman missing since 2015, police say

Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 5:59 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police confirmed human remains found in Cleveland were identified as a woman who has been missing since 2015, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia of the Cleveland Police Department.

Cleveland Police identified human remains found as a woman who has been missing since 2015.

Cleveland Police identified human remains found as a woman who has been missing since 2015. https://bit.ly/3Oad96v

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Bones were found by a worker on May 13 in a field near the 3500 block of E. 55th Street in Cleveland, Sgt. Ciaccia said.

The human remains were transported to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification, according to Sgt. Ciaccia.

Police confirmed on June 17 that the remains were identified as Kristy Thomas. The Cleveland woman was first reported missing on June 19, 2015. Her family says she was last spotted just a few streets away from where her remains were found.

Thomas was 25 when she was reported missing, what’s unclear is exactly how she died or when.

Thomas’s family made a statement on the Facebook page created to help effort a potential safe return:

I can’t put into words how I feel right now but just know, this is our first step towards healing. We don’t have to wonder if she is alive or an angel. She gained her wings. We love you so much Kristy

Help Find Kristy Thomas, via Facebook

Police said the matter remains under investigation.

This story is ongoing and will be updated as more details are released.

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