Police investigate suspicious death after remains ID'd as Washington woman reported missing in 2016

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Police investigate suspicious death after remains ID’d as woman missing since 2016

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Police in Tumwater, Washington, are investigating a suspicious death after human remains were identified.

The remains were found in a wooded area in the 2500 block of Sapp Road Southwest by property owners in May 2019.

On Jan. 23, Tumwater police said the remains were identified, through DNA testing, as belonging to Danielle Griffith.

Griffith was entered as a missing person by the Olympia Police Department in 2016, and police said she had stopped communicating with her family and her whereabouts were unknown. According to police, her family last had communication with her in August 2014.

“Based on the circumstances of this case, it is being investigated as a suspicious death,” Tumwater police said in a news release.

Investigators said her family has been notified of the discovery and identity of the remains.

The investigation remains ongoing, and police are putting together a timeline of events that led up to Griffith’s disappearance.

Anyone with information or tips is asked to call the Tumwater Police Department at 360-754-4192.

Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of South Sound at 1-800-222-8477 and reference case No. 2019-01027.

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