KARK/Fox 16 reports that Little Rock police have identified skeletal remains found Tuesday in a west Little Rock park as those of Ebby Steppach, the 17-year-old who’s been missing since her car was found in that park abandoned in 2015.
The police provided a briefing in the video above by work of a cold case unit. The background is a long history of criticism of the LRPD for its inadequate work in the early days of her disappearance.
Again, there’s no indication new tips emerged that led police to search a drainage pipe where the remains were found.
The family made these statements, according to KARK:
No hint today if the police have an idea about suspects, though they appealed for information. “We know there are people out there who have information about this case,” a detective said. A reward has been offered.