INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Skeletal remains found in mangroves close to the Oslo Street boat ramp are believed to be these of Assunta “Susy” Tomassi, a 73-year-old girl who went missing 5 years in the past.
Tomassi, who household stated was within the early levels of dementia, walked away from the Quilted Giraffe restaurant March 16, 2018, and was by no means seen once more. The mysterious circumstances surrounding her disappearance —together with investigators’ perception that she could have been kidnapped — led to a years-long search by both police and the community.
The remains have been found a couple of mile from the place Tomassi was final seen: behind the Publix at U.S. 1 and Oslo Street. Investigators consider the remains belong to Tomassi as a result of of private objects situated close to the positioning, however an id has not but been confirmed, in accordance to a press release launched late Friday by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Two years missing: Authorities, family still seek answers about Susy Tomassi disappearance
Fisherman experiences remains
Friday, a fisherman reported discovering the skeletal remains about 150 yards north of the Oslo Street boat ramp, in accordance to the sheriff’s workplace. Neither a trigger of demise nor an id has been confirmed, as investigators, and the health worker’s workplace, are nonetheless processing the remains, in accordance to the sheriff’s workplace.
When Tomassi disappeared 5 years in the past, video proof appeared to present her heading east within the route of the Oslo Street boat ramp.
Tomassi, a mom of 4, vanished within the late afternoon of Friday, March 16, 2018. She walked away from the Quilted Giraffe, a restaurant she owned and operated together with her husband, Patrick, heading south by means of the South Vero Sq. buying middle.
It was routine for her to stroll to a close-by park and smoke a cigarette, household stated on the time. However detectives believed Tomassi could have been kidnapped, as surveillance video confirmed a pedestrian, who appeared to be Tomassi, moving into an unidentified white pickup truck behind Publix.
Within the video, the truck driver and pedestrian have a short dialog earlier than the pedestrian will get in by means of the passenger-side door. Then, the truck heads east on Oslo Street, towards the boat ramp.
Detectives additionally had footage of the truck dashing again westbound at “a more significant speed than normal” a couple of minutes after it picked up the pedestrian, former Sheriff Deryl Loar stated 4 years in the past.
The Oslo Street boat ramp will stay closed whereas detectives and health workers proceed investigating. The sheriff’s workplace offered no additional particulars in regards to the investigation Saturday.
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