THE remains of a mom-of-six have been found 13 months after it was feared she had been kidnapped and shot for not having sex with another woman.
A city worker stumbled across the skull of Jessica Flores, 36, with cadaver dogs finding the remainder of her skeleton, say cops in Indiana.
The Associated Press reports that Flores was discovered in a wooded area in Gary, Indiana, about 20 miles east from her home in South Chicago Heights, Illinois.
She was reported missing in late February 2019.
Her sister, Mady Perez, said: “We want to thank everyone who came out to help search for my sister Jessica and have kept her in prayers.
“We will not stop until we get justice for my sister.
“Her children and my mother deserve this. My sister is now free.”
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said dental records had confirmed the identity of the remains, which were initially stumbled upon by a Gary city worker.
The Northwest Indiana Times reported last year that Drew Carter III, 41, was initially charged in connection to Flores’ murder.
She had been reported missing, along with pal Melina Cottrell, after the pair were last reportedly seen together on a Facebook live video.
Concerned family took to social media in a bid to find the women.
Cottrell – also a mom – was later found alive, but cops were baffled over Flores’ disappearance.
Adding to the confusion was the fact that Flores’ car was found abandoned and burnt out, with some of her belongings left inside the charred vehicle.
During the police investigation, a witness alleged that Carter shot Flores with a revolver in the back seat of a car after she allegedly refused to have sex with him, and another woman.
He was charged with her murder, but later released.
Court records showed that Carter allegedly argued with Flores, asked her to have sex with another passenger, after they’d picked up drugs.
But, the documentation added, she refused his request, and was allegedly shot.
Authorities later found Carter’s car with a large amount of blood in the back seat.
The Northwest Times reported last September that prosecutors filed to dismiss charges against Carter as investigations were ongoing.
And the judge dismissed the case without prejudice, which means that the prosecutors were given leave to re-file charges later, the newspaper added.
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