Greene County News
XENIA —The skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Spring Valley Township have been identified as missing Florida woman Tiffany Dawn Chambers.
Chambers, 33, was last seen in Springfield around July 16, 2015 and her remains were found in May 2016.
The positive identification was made after Attorney General Mike DeWine and Sheriff Gene Fischer unveiled a forensic reconstruction of the remains Dec. 8. The Springfield Police Division contacted the sheriff’s office regarding a missing persons case they were investigating and with assistance from law enforcement in Florida, a DNA sample from a Chambers family member was collected and tested at the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
That DNA profile led to the positive identification of Chambers.
“I’d like to thank Attorney General DeWine and his staff in the BCI Ohio Missing Persons Unit for an incredible amount of support in getting the deceased identified,” Fischer said. “Without their assistance, the identification of the deceased would have been difficult to bring to a resolution.”
The Springfield Police Division is now actively investigating the case as a homicide.
Anyone with information about Chambers is asked to contact the Springfield Police Division at 937-324-7709.
Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.