A woman in Ohio was searching the woods for her missing dog and found more than she expected- human remains.
Upon finding the remains, the woman wrapped them up in a cloth and took them to the authorities. They were then transferred to the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office.
A Doctor from Youngstown State University’s anthropology department named, Loren Lease assembled the bones so the victim could be identified.
Once assembled, the forensic dentists examined the jawbone and compared it to a database of missing persons’ dental records. The name of the victim was Amy Hambrick.
Hambrick had been missing for five years. Hambrick was 29 years old when she went missing in November of 2017. She was on her way to a friend’s house but never arrived.
Youngstown police Captain Jason Simon is certain someone knows something, however, Hambrick’s cause of death is listed as “undetermined”.
Police continue to work on the case, especially since foul play may be involved.
“Someone knows what happened,” Captain Simon said during a news conference, according to WKBN-TV.
Debby Dolin, Hambrick’s mother, also believed there was foul play involved and was pleading with the public to help locate her daughter when she went missing all those years ago.
“I know that there are people who know what happened to Amy,” she told WKBN-TV in 2018.
The family revealed that Hambrick was a drug addict, however, that made them fear for her safety even more.
Jacob, Hambrick’s brother said, “There’s people judging her for what she’s done or because she was on a drug or whatever, but essentially she’s still a human, she’s still somebody’s daughter.”
Hambrick was also a mother. She left behind her 10-year-old daughter, Jayden at the time of her disappearance.
Hambrick’s mother said, “Her and Jayden were like two peas in a pod, always together. … She misses her mommy so much.”