The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has confirmed the remains found in a container near a Brooklyn creek Monday are that of Roaa Al-Dhannoon.
Al-Dhannoon, 24, had been missing since last October. The mother to a 3-year-old boy had last been seen at her Edgewater Drive apartment in Lakewood.
Al-Dhannoon's ex-husband told WKYC he believed she had left the country for Iraq. The couple had been divorced for a month prior to Al-Dhannoon's disappearance. Her ex-husband says he spent six days in jail after Al-Dhannoon went missing.
The container was found buried near Big Creek in a wooded area in the rear of Parkview Estates Apartments on Memphis Avenue.
A cause of death has not been determined.
Police will hold a news conference to provide more details Thursday at 11 a.m.