Investigators ID remains found in Dedham woods as missing Boston woman

DEDHAM (WHDH) - Investigators have identified skeletal remains found last week in a wooded area of Dedham and they are now working to determine how they got there.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said Monday that the remains are those of 22-year-old Susan Anyanwu-Corbin.

Anyanwu-Corbin had been reported missing in Feb. 2016. She was born in Nigeria and arrived in the United States 4-5 years ago. Officials she lived in Boston’s Hyde Park, Dorchester and Roslindale neighborhoods during that time.

Her decomposed body was discovered in the woods adjacent to a parking lot at 376 High Street. It’s not clear how long her remains had been there, but Morissey said jewlery found at the scene helped officials make a positive identification.

Many questions still remain and officials are asking for the public’s help regarding information on Anyanwu-Corbin’s disappearance.

“We would ask those who now recognize her, who may have information about her disappearance, or her movements and associations prior to her February 2016 disappearance, to contact us,” Morrissey said. “There are important questions to be answered here.”

The state’s medical examiner, along with a Massachusetts State Police forensics team, are investigating the cause and manner of her death.

Those with information are asked call either the Dedham Police Department at 781-751-9300 or State Police detectives at 781-830-4990.

“Today does not mark the end of anything, but something more like the beginning,” Morrissey said.

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