SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a pregnant woman who vanished in November says she and her family only have broken hearts and unanswered questions now that a body found in a western Indiana cornfield has been identified as the missing woman.
State Police said Friday that dental records were used to identify the body as 20-year-old Tiffanie Adams, who was about eight months pregnant. Her death has been ruled a homicide, but police have not released her cause of death.
A farmer found her body Tuesday while harvesting a cornfield near Sullivan about 25 miles south of Terre Haute.
Christina Orr said her daughter “was just the sweetest girl” and she and husband want police to find the person responsible for the deaths of both Tiffanie and their unborn grandson.
“Whoever is out there that did it, you will get caught,” Brian Orr, Tiffanie’s stepfather, told WTHI-TV.
A week after she went missing on Nov. 5, police reported that Tiffanie was last seen walking from her father’s house in Sullivan toward her mother’s house about a block away.
Christina Orr said that what happened during that walk — and if Tiffanie even planned on walking to her house — remains a mystery.
“I couldn’t understand why I didn’t see her on my birthday, Thanksgiving, or Christmas,” she said.
As the weeks went by with no word on her whereabouts, those closest to Tiffanie held out hope for the New Year because that’s the day Tiffanies’ first son was due.
“And I knew she would end up having to go to the hospital to have the baby,” her mother said.
Police said after Adams disappeared that she had been wanted on theft-related arrest warrants in Greene and Hendricks counties and misdemeanor charges in Sullivan County, the Tribune-Star reported.
Information from: WTHI-TV, http://www.wthitv.com/
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