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Human remains found in Lorain County belong to Cleveland woman who went missing in 2012

Posted at 1:30 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 14:23:42-05

Lorain County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Friday that the human remains found in a Lorain Countyfield belong to a missing woman from Cleveland.

On October 19, authorities recovered human remains from a wooded area near West Road in New Russia Township, north of Parsons Road.

After confirmation was made from DNA samples submitted to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Lorain County Coroner's Office confirmed the remains are those of Minerva Tripp, also known as Kim Tripp who went missing on August 28, 2012.

Tripp, who had been a resident of Cleveland, would have been 41 years old at the time of her disappearance.

Authorities notified the family of Minerva Tripp.

Missing person data from BCI was relayed to Lorain County authorities that Minerva Tripp was a possibility as being the recovered skeletal remains.

The investigation is currently ongoing and authorities could not release any further information.