(CLEVELAND) - The Lorain County Coroners Office used dental records and two tattoos to confirm skeletal remains found Thursday morning as those of Tierra Bryant.
The coroners office will perform additional studies on the remains before turning the body over to Bryant's family.
Authorities had been searching the same wooded area in Elyria for several weeks, but aren't sure how long Bryant's body had been decomposing.
Bryant was last seen at a Motel-6 in Middleburg Heights in 2015 with 39-yr-old Rashad Hunt, who was arrested back in June in Sacramento, California.
He's been charged with multiple crimes, including: voluntary manslaughter and gross abuse of a corpse.
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