Body of Ohio woman missing since Saturday found in vacant home
Cleveland, Ohio: The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that the remains recovered from a vacant residence on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 25 approximately a 15-minute drive from where she was last known to be alive.
25-year-old Anastasia Hamilton was reported missing on Monday, May 23 after she went missing form a downtown parking garage Saturday night at around 10 pm.
The report posted by crime stoppers indicated that she went missing "under suspicious circumstances" after surveillance footage captured her walking with an unknown male in the Terminal Tower parking garage.
News 5 spoke with Anastasia's mother, Melissa Romanello on Tuesday. She told them that she had last spoken to her daughter late Saturday night and when she didn't hear from her on Sunday, and a text message went unanswered, she knew by the afternoon that something was wrong.
After going to police, she learned that they were able to ping the location that her cell phone was last used.
"The police were able to ping her cell phone to an area and I started really panicking because it was over by the steel mill in Cleveland and I couldn't imagine why her phone would be over there," Melissa said. By Tuesday her phone was dead.
Police have since identified the man in the footage according to News 5, and learned that he lives near the Cleveland steelyards. He is not currently facing any charges.
Police stated that her body was found on a couch and had lacerations and abrasions on her head, body, arms and legs. The severity of the cuts and bruising was not disclosed. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office is still working to establish her cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (216) 25-CRIME (27463).
A GoFundMe account was established to assist with Anastasia's funeral costs. The campaign has already exceeded the target goal.
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