Hikers discovered a pair of red Nike shoes and a human foot in a Maryland national park in June. Now the FBI has identified the deceased woman.
The foot was found in a remote part of the woods, far from established trails in Catoctin Mountain Park, according to McClatchy News. Rangers found the rest of the woman’s body, except for a missing hand and foot, within 100 meters.
Rangers find remains of woman after hikers discover foot nearby, Maryland officials say
At the time, FBI officials did not know how long the body had been in the park. Now they are asking for more information on the 21-year-old who mysteriously died.
Authorities said the remains belonged to Joanna Michelle Amaya, known as Dior Reyes.
“Through collaborative investigative efforts and in conjunction with the Baltimore Medical Examiner’s Office, it was determined that the remains were Amaya’s,” the FBI said in a press release. “At this point, the cause of death has not yet been determined. “
The Gaithersburg, Md., Woman was wearing a black tracksuit, wrist guard and red Nike shoes when her body was found. She also carried a Puma purse and a set of keys with a Salvadoran key ring, the FBI said.
“It’s sad. It’s disheartening,” Richard Ruggieri, a special surveillance agent at the FBI’s Baltimore office, told the Washington Post in June. “This person has a story to tell. First of all, we have to figure out who is telling the story.
The FBI is asking anyone who could help identify the woman or who has information about a person missing in the past six months to contact the phone line at 800-CALL-FBI.
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