JAY COUNTY, Ind. - An eastern Indiana prosecutor says authorities have recovered remains believed to those of a woman who has been missing two and a half months and the focus of multiple searches.
The body was found near County Road 650 South at the Jay County Conservation Club, about 50 miles south of Fort Wayne.
Investigators believe the remains belong to 25-year-old Brianna Dibattiste who has been missing from Dunkirk, Indiana since June 16.
"Investigators have preliminarily identified the body as Ms. Dibattiste. A DNA test will be performed in order to confirm the identity," Jay County Prosecuting Attorney Wes Schemenaur said.
DiBattiste was last seen by her mother on June 16. A multi-department investigation has included searches of a house in nearby Muncie, a nature preserve in Grant County and locations in Henry County.
Officials said an autopsy will be performed Wednesday, but results may not be known for several weeks.
Watch RTV6 and refresh this page for updates.
Ind. homeowner fatally shoots intruder
A man who broke into an Orange County home was fatally shot by the homeowner early Tuesday.
Judge: Apt. complex vacated due to no heat
A judge ruled Tuesday that a north-side apartment complex be vacated due to the lack of heat in the building.
Street collapses in Broad Ripple; no water
A nearly 70-year-old water main's decay led to the collapse of a north-side street Tuesday morning.
Neighborhood prey to fake Catholic fundraiser
'Tis the season of giving, but when you open up your wallet or checkbook, make sure your donation isn't going to the Grinch.
Center Grove band to march in Macy's parade
A central-Indiana high school marching band have hit the road, headed for the spotlight in a New York City holiday tradition.
Indy Int'l Airport ups its capacity for holidays
The airport has expanded its capacity for the first time in 4 years for holiday travelers.