Remains found in Anne Arundel Co. in October ID’d as missing Md. woman

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Partial human remains found in Maryland have been identified as those of a woman who was reported missing 10 days prior.

News outlets report Anne Arundel police announced that the remains found Oct. 23 belonged to 45-year-old Melanie Faith Meleney. The remains were identified using DNA on Jan. 7.

Police spokesman Marc Limansky says there weren’t many suspicious factors initially, but Meleney’s family reported her missing a day after she was last seen. Her remains were found on a shoreline. Teams searching land and water have not uncovered more remains.

Limansky says the investigation is active and ongoing. Her death has been labeled suspicious, but police haven’t yet called it a homicide.

Investigators are still working to determine her cause of death.

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