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UPDATE: Remains identified as missing Smyrna woman after husband pleads guilty to murder

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SMYRNA, Del. - The Division of Forensic Science has made positive identification of human skeletal remains found last month near Smyrna.

On January 19, D.F.S. responded to Mount Friendship Road, in Smyrna, to help the Delaware State Police who were investigating a death. Police found a grave which seemed to contain possible human remains.

Forensic Investigators took custody of the remains, which were transported to D.F.S. for examination. The remains have been positively identified, through D.N.A. analysis, as that of 38-year-old Keisha Hamilton, who went missing in January 2015.

Last week, the Department of Justice reported that 35-year-old Cortez Hamilton of Smyrna, pleaded guilty to second degree murder for the killing of Keisha. Hamilton killed Keisha at their home south of Smyrna. He then fled to Indiana with their two children, where he was apprehended by the Indiana State Police.

As a part of Cortez Hamilton's guilty plea, he was required to provide the location of Keisha's body, which led to the discovery of the remains.

Hamilton's sentencing date is set for March 28.


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