Human remains are those of Berkeley woman missing 5 months

3 years 5 days 6 hours ago Thursday, March 30 2017 Mar 30, 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:51:00 PM CDT March 30, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) — Police say human remains found last month in the St. Louis suburb of Kinloch are those of a 25-year-old woman missing since October.

Monica Elaine Sykes of Berkeley went missing in October. Volunteer searchers found human remains in a desolate area of Kinloch on Feb. 4. A cause of death has not been determined.

DNA confirmed the identity.

Police have called a man Sykes was dating a person of interest. The man has been in custody for several weeks on a probation violation. As of Thursday afternoon, no charges have been filed.

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