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.