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.
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.
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