THE mystery of human remains that were found at a construction site in NYC has finally been solved.
Investigators have discovered that the skeletal remains they had found in Queens two years ago, belonged to a woman who had been missing for nearly a decade.
Stevie Bates, 28, was first reported missing back in April 2012 after she vanished during a cross-country trip.
The Occupy Wall Street protester was last seen on CCTV boarding a bus in Pittsburgh.
She had borrowed a phone to call her mom Vivian Jones and let her know she would be arriving in New York City around 5:40 a.m. the following morning.
She had been seen alive in person a few days prior, leaving her sister’s home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Her mom reported her missing in May of the same year.
Eight years later, on September 2020, skeletal remains were found wrapped in a blanket at a construction site at 80-97 Cypress Avenue in Glendale.
And on Friday authorities were able to identify the remains as those of Stevie.
Police said the woman’s cause of death has not been determined as the investigation continues.
In an emotional statement on their GoFundme page, Stevie’s family announced their “greatest fear has been confirmed”.
Part of the statement reads: “There are few people in life whose souls are so bright that when they pass their brightness not only lingers but grows stronger. That is our Stevie.
“Every person she touched felt so deeply loved and understood by her. She had the biggest smile complete with dimples, the brightest eyes, and was so uniquely herself that her personality was magnetic.