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Monday, January 3, 2011 - 8:10am

GBI ID's Missing Blairsville Woman

Updated: 3 years ago.
The GBI Monday identified human remains found in north Georgia as that of a Blairsville woman who went missing in August 2009.

Authorities say human remains found over the weekend in north Georgia belong to a woman who went missing during a walk more than a year ago. Kristi Cornwell was 38 when she disappeared near her parents' home in Blairsville.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead said in an e-mail Monday that the positive identification was made using dental records. He gave no information on cause of death. The GBI called a news conference for later in the day.

Cornwell was on her cell phone with her boyfriend on Aug. 11, 2009 when he overheard a struggle after she told him she thought a car was following her.

Cornwell is the mother of a teenage son and formerly worked as a probation officer.