SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Authorities say remains found earlier this year are those of a young woman missing for over a year.
Melanie Steele, 24, had been missing since September 13, 2019, according to the Savannah Police Department (SPD). She was last seen in the 2100 block of California Avenue and was apparently visiting the area from Alpharetta with her husband.
On March 18, 2020, human remains were discovered off of New Hampstead Parkway in the Bloomingdale area. DNA analysis has determined the remains are those of Steele, SPD said Thursday.
Further details, including a cause of death, were not immediately released. SPD said the case remains under investigation.
News 3 spoke with Steele’s mother shortly after her disappearance. Listen to the conversation below.