The stays of a teenage woman who was reported lacking practically 4 months in the past had been discovered this week in a distant space of Siskiyou County, authorities stated.
A hiker on March 28 reported seeing a physique off the aspect of a highway close to U.S. Route 97 and Juniper Terrace, about eight miles northeast of town of Weed, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in an announcement.
Authorities on Thursday used DNA to determine the stays as these of Tatiana Dugger, 19, whose household reported her lacking Jan. 9.
Dugger’s household, who dwell within the Butte County metropolis of Oroville, instructed the police Tatiana was final seen in Oakland. Her sister instructed KTVU information that Tatiana was staying with a person the household didn’t know at a motel on MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland. Police performed a welfare examine on the motel room however discovered no signal of a kidnapping or different foul play, the station reported.
Utilizing phone data, Butte County sheriff’s detectives confirmed that Dugger’s final identified location was Oakland, the sheriff’s workplace stated in an announcement. She had moved to the Los Angeles space about three months earlier than she disappeared, in keeping with the sheriff’s workplace.
It’s unclear how Dugger ended up in Siskiyou County, about 280 miles from the place she was final seen. The Siskiyou sheriff stated in an announcement that her stays, which had been recovered off the aspect of a highway, “appeared to have been there for an prolonged time frame.”
Authorities from Butte and Siskiyou counties didn’t say if anybody had been arrested in reference to Dugger’s disappearance and dying. The Butte County detectives investigating her case didn’t instantly return a telephone message in search of info Saturday.
Anybody with details about the case was requested to contact Butte County detectives at (530) 538-7671 or Siskiyou County authorities at (530) 841-2900.
On Saturday, Dugger’s household modified the said goal of a GoFundMe publish devoted to her disappearance. It had beforehand been used to lift cash to rent a non-public investigator; as of Saturday it was in search of funds to cowl funeral prices.
“Our hearts will endlessly be damaged by this information,” Tatiana’s sister wrote in a publish Saturday. “Please proceed to maintain our household in your prayers.”
Dugger’s household couldn’t be reached Saturday.
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