Police find remains of Ohio Vietnamese mother missing since 2002

  • Ohio mom Stephanie Van Nguyen, who was 26 at the time of her disappearance, her 4-year-old daughter Kristina and 3-year-old son John have been missing since 2002.
  • In October, Delhi Township police reached a breakthrough in her missing persons case when they pulled an SUV out of the Ohio River.
  • On Tuesday, police confirmed that a fibula bone they found in the vehicle belongs to Nguyen.

Ohio police confirmed that they have found evidence of the remains of a Vietnamese woman who has been missing since 2002.

Stephanie Van Nguyen, who was 26 at the time of her disappearance, has been missing since 2002, along with her daughter Kristina and son John, who were 4 and 2 years old, respectively, at the time.

Prior to her disappearance, Nguyen had written a string of suicidal messages to her husband and parents in which she said she was going to drive into the Ohio River.

The case went cold after a lengthy investigation, but the Delhi Township Police Department reopened her case on the anniversary of her disappearance last year.

In October, police made a breakthrough in her case when divers recovered her vehicle from the river.

According to Inside Edition, who broke the story of the discovery of Stephanie’s remains, police are now saying they know what happened to her. After testing a fibula bone recovered from the vehicle, the Dearborn County Coroner in Indiana confirmed it is from the 26-year-old mother’s body.

Police say the children are still considered missing until either they find remains or the family declares them legally deceased.

Featured image via Inside Edition

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