092712-Bryant

STAFFORD, Va. – The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports that the skeletal remains found in a wooded area near the northbound 140 ramp off of I-95 on Thursday, August 16, 2012 have been identified as Katherine Bryant of Washington, D.C.

As part of the ongoing investigation into this incident, Stafford Detectives have been looking into any missing person reports in the Stafford County region. Using DNA, the skeletal remains that were found on August 16th were identified as Katherine Bryant. Ms. Bryant was reported missing by family members in the summer of 2006. Katherine Bryant was 33 years old when she was reported missing and was last seen in the Washington, D.C. area.

Foul play is suspected in the death of Ms. Bryant. Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no other additional information will be released at this time.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone with knowledge of Ms. Bryant or her associates contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 540-658-4400, Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 or by texting STAFFORD and your tip to CRIMES (274637).

-Press release