Skeletal remains identified as Claiborne County woman missing since 2017

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has announced they’ve identified skeletal remains found last year have been identified as a missing Claiborne County woman.

Veronica Casciato was reported missing from Claiborne County in April of 2017. Her car was found abandoned days after the report near the Eagle Gap trailhead in Monroe County. Authorities searched the area were unable to locate Casciato.

Personal belongings of Casciato were found in Cherokee National Forest in November of 2017. The subsequent search of the area led to the discovery of partial skeletal remains in the area of Eagle Gap.

After the remains were determined to be human, a sample was submitted to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification where a DNA comparison was completed.

TBI agents were notified this week the remains were identified as those of Veronica Casciato. 

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. 

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