The Lorain County Sheriff's Office has identified skeletal human remains found in October as those of Minerva Tripp, a Cleveland woman who had been missing for more than five years.
The sheriff's office discovered the remains back on Oct. 13 in a wooded area near West Road in New Russia Township. The Ohio Bureau Criminal Investigation used DNA samples to obtain a positive I.D.
Tripp had been missing since Aug. 18, 2012, and would have been 41 years old at the time of her disappearance.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. David Lottman of the Lorain County Sheriff's Office at (440) 329-3749.