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Authorities say skeletal remains belong to missing Ste. Genevieve County woman

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Lynn Messer

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Human remains found Tuesday night in Ste. Genevieve County have been positively identified as those of Lynn Messer.

The 52-year-old woman had been missing since July 2014. Her remains were located near the edge of her family’s rural property by a family member. They were located in a heavily wooded area near the edge of the family’s property off State Route DD.

Saint Genevieve County Sheriff Gary Stolzer said the family member was scouting the woods for a future deer hunt when he came across the bones. The FBI sent a forensics team to assist in the investigation.

Authorities used dental records to identify her.

Lynn Messer had health problems and was suffering from a broken toe at the time she disappeared. She left her home with no personal belongings.