Remains Identified as Belonging to Michelle McCoy | Crime
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Remains found in a vacant lot have been identified as those of Michelle McCoy.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Saturday that the medical examiner identified the remains and ruled the death a homicide.
A news release from JSO says the cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
JSO says they're still actively looking for Larry Thompson in connection with this case.
There is an active warrant for his arrest for kidnapping.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspect, Larry Thompson or knows anything about this case is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible reward.
McCoy was last seen Jan. 10, when she got into a van. Her sister said McCoy was nervous at the time and asked her sister to check on her in a few minutes. McCoy never answered the phone.
Days later, a witness told police he saw what appeared to be an abduction not far from McCoy's home. After more than a week, detectives connected the two incidents and began a search for McCoy.
Wednesday, a strong lead led police to Nassau County, but turned up nothing.
Thursday, another lead led detectives to a vacant lot in northwest Jacksonville, where they found remains late in the evening.