An Ohio woman searching for her lost dog made a gruesome discovery last month as she stumbled across human remains.
On Aug. 26, 2022, an unnamed woman was searching for her dog in a wooded area around Thorn Hill Road in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. The woman found bones instead and took them to local police.
The police at that time did not specify if the bones were human remains, according to WKBN.
Two weeks later, the Human remains found have been identified as belonging to a young woman missing since 2017 in Ohio. The missing woman was Amy Hambrick, who was 29 years old at the time of her disappearance in November 2017.
According to Hambrick’s mother, Debby Dolin in 2018, her daughter left her home in Youngstown and went to visit a friend in North Jackson but she never arrived. This is the last time she was seen, and although no leads came about, her family felt something fishy had gone down.
“I know that there are people who know what happened to Amy,” her mother said.
Debby offered a $50,000 reward at the time for information surrounding her beloved daughter’s disappearance, and even spoke of her grandchild Jayden who the 29-year-old left behind:
“Her and Jayden were like two peas in a pod, always together. She misses her mommy so much. You can remain anonymous. Just give us something that’s going to let us know where my daughter is or what’s happened to her.”
On Tuesday, police identified these remains as belonging to Hambrick. She was identified through the examination of a jaw bone and dental records, done in the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office.
Youngstown Police Chief of Detectives Jason Simon said that Hambrick’s cause of death has not yet been determined. The investigation is ongoing.
Simon added that more interviews and repeat interviews are scheduled for the future, as well as more testing on the remains. “Someone knows what happened,” he said.
It has not yet been determined for how long the bones have been in the wooded area, and it is also not known if they were transported there, according to Simon.
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