Boston Police & Medical Examiner: Remains Found In Bush Belong To Missing Nigerian Woman

by Kim Boateng Last updated on April 15th, 2017,

Boston Police & Medical Examiner: Remains Found In Bush Belong To Missing Nigerian Woman. A skeleton found in a bush in Dedham, Boston, USA has been identified as the remains of a Nigerian woman, Susan Anyanwu-Corbin who went missing in February 2016. She was 22 years old when she went missing. A resident discovered the bones last Tuesday while walking in a wooded area adjacent to a parking lot at 376 High Street, near a senior housing complex. The police were able to identify the remains after some of the deceased’s personal effects were released to the public for identification. She worked in retail, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said today during a news conference.

The medical examiner in Boston was able to confirm the identity of the deceased with dental record after one member of the public pointed out that the jewelry found at the scene belonged to Anyanwu-Corbin.

The Facebook page for Anyanwu-Corbin shows her last post was on Feb. 11, 2016. She wrote, “Why all this God?”

The authorities further revealed that Anyanwu-Corbin was a resident of Boston and likely lived in Hyde Park, according to investigators. Investigators said they are now looking into how she disappeared and are asking people who may have seen her during that time to help them piece together what happened to her.

Susan Anyanwu-Corbin came from Nigeria and moved to the United States four-to-five years ago. She lived in different areas of Boston, including Dorchester and Roslindale, before her disappearance. Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said a missing persons report for Susan Anyanwu-Corbin was filed with Boston Police after she went missing in February 2016. He also said state medical examiner’s office is still working to determine how Anyanwu-Corbin died. The department said she was last seen in the Adams Street area of Boston.

(041017 Canton, MA) A handout photo from the Norfolk DA shows a photo of Susan Anyanwu-Corbin. She has been ID’d as the women whose remains where found in Dedham 04/08/17. Courtesy of the Norfolk District Attorneys Office

Dedham Police Chief Michael J. d’Entremont and Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey on Friday released photos showing a copy of the Marist College sweatshirt the woman was wearing and the actual ring and bracelet with a “peace” charm found with the remains. She was also wearing a pair of Atmosphere brand sweatpants.

“Now that we have a name attached to the body, we are looking for information about her disappearance. People who may have socialized with her, may have resided with her, worked with her, corresponded on Facebook, or even been socially friendly with her.”

He added:” The information developed at this point does not establish there was or was not foul play associated with her disappearance and death. And there are a number of important questions still to be answered here.”

Morrissey said authorities are working with Boston police. Someone from the public came forward and told investigators they recognized a bracelet authorities publicized through the media. The medical examiner was then able to confirm her identity through dental records, Morrissey said.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police with the Norfolk DA’s Office at 781-830-4990, or Dedham police at 781-751-9300.

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