Human remains identified as missing woman

Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 19:40:29-05

MILWAUKEE -- The human remains that were found over the weekend in northwest Milwaukee have been identified as missing woman Stephanie Myles.

Myles was reported missing in December of 2014.

The Milwaukee Police Department is treating her death as a homicide and is currently investigating the cause of death.

On a cold December night in 2014, Myles left her home to walk the few blocks to Walgreens.  Her son was sick and the whole family had the flu. She was going to pick up some soup and orange juice before the store closed.

"She was doing a good deed," says Simone Coats, Myles' sister.

"I know if somebody got her, I know they got some battle wounds," Coats adds.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says Myles was identified by dental records analyzed by a forensic odontologist.

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