• The skeletal remains were discovered on Aug. 26
  • The officials announced Tuesday the remains were that of Amy Hambric
  • The exact cause of her death is not known

An Ohio woman, while searching for her missing dog, made a shocking discovery last month after she stumbled across skeletal remains of a human wrapped in a cloth.

The investigators identified the remains Tuesday as that of a missing Youngstown woman, Amy Hambric, who disappeared in 2017.

The unidentified woman discovered the skeletal remains from a wooded area on the east side of Thornhill on Aug. 26, the police said. The officials identified the remains from the dental records, and announced the skeletal remains were that of Amy, who vanished almost five years back, WKBN reported.

Amy was last seen in November 2017 before she left her home to meet up at a friend's house in North Jackson. However, the 29-year-old woman never made it, and the family has never heard from her after that.

The investigators said the exact cause of the death was not determined because of the condition of her remains. However, the police will be actively investigating the case by interviewing the people who knew her and further examining the remains.

Although the police believe the remains were in the wooded area for a long time, it is not known how long it was there and the exact date of Amy's death, NY Post reported.

Debby Dolin, Amy's mother, said her daughter was a heroin addict, and the family was planning to intervene before she tragically disappeared.

"There's people judging her for what she's done or because she was on a drug or whatever. But she's still a human, she's still somebody's daughter," Amy's brother, Jacob Hambrick, said in 2018, while pleading for help to find his sister.

Amy leaves behind a daughter, Jayden, who was 10 years old at the time of her disappearance.

"Her and Jayden were like two peas in a pod, always together... She misses her mommy so much," Dolin said in an earlier report.

Though Amy's family members were present at the press conference Tuesday, the officials ushered them out after the announcement and asked for privacy.

Anyone with information regarding the case is requested to contact Youngstown Police at (330) 746-CLUE or (330) 746-8YPD.

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