Chelsea Bruck: Body Identified as Michigan Woman Missing Since October

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Chelsea Bruck went missing back in October after a Halloween party. Remains found on Saturday have been positively identified as those of the 22-year-old.

According to a report from People magazine, the Wayne County medical examiner's office told the Associated Press that dental records confirm the skeletal remains found at a home construction site are those of Chelsea Bruck.

Back in October, when Chelsea Bruck first went missing, her sister Kassandra talked to People magazine.

"We're a very close family, and we talk all the time," she said. "She was not unhappy or wanting to walk away. I'm getting married in two months and Chelsea is in the wedding. On the morning before she disappeared, she sent me a Facebook message saying, 'I can't wait until you get married.' She wouldn't go somewhere for this long without telling us."

Investigators in the Chelsea Bruck disappearance interviewed 138 people at the party she attended, and received numerous tips as a result. The fact that so many at the party wore costumes made it especially difficult for those investigators, however.

Chelsea Bruck dressed as Batman villain Poison Ivy at the Halloween party where she was last seen alive. That costume was discovered back on April 5th, and ultimately led detectives to her body.

A Facebook page dedicated to locating Chelsea Bruck posted a statement after her body was identified.

This is the second 22-year-old whose body has been identified this weekend. How sad that two young women have lost their lives. In Indiana, 22-year-old Hannah Wilson's body was discovered not far from Indiana University, where she was a student.

How devastating it must be for the families of both of these young women to have sustained such tragic losses. Unlike the Hannah Wilson case, there have been no arrests made in the Chelsea Bruck murder.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.