Lorain County Coroner confirms human remains found during search are Tierra Bryant

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 20:24:57-04

Human remains found along Mussey Avenue in Elyria on Thursday have been positively identified by the Lorain County Coroner as that of Tierra Bryant. 

Forensic Pathologist Rick Miller from the Lorain County Coroner's Office was able to identify the remains as Tierra Bryant using dental records and pictures of tattoos on Bryant. 

The Lorain County Coroner told News 5 previously that the remains were found in a hole about 4 feet deep. 

The site where the remains were found is the area the suspect in her death, Rashad Hunt, led authorities to several weeks ago.

Bryant — who was 19 when she went missing — was last seen near the Motel 6 in Middleburg Heights on March 30, 2015.

Hunt, 36, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in her death. 

According to Middleburg Heights police, a friend of Bryant's led police to identify Hunt as the suspect. 

VIDEO: Suspect in Tierra Bryant case was at scene of search in Elyria

Authorities have searched the area on Mussey Avenue several times over the last few weeks for Bryant's remains.