Remains identified as missing Oregon woman

Authorities believe Sara Gomez was killed by her ex-boyfriend.

Posted: May 30, 2018 7:12 PM
Updated: May 30, 2018 7:16 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A medical examiner has confirmed that remains found in central Oregon last week are those of Sara Gomez, a Bend woman missing since February.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Wednesday that the cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

RELATED: Residents asked to help in search for missing Bend woman

Authorities believe Gomez was killed by her ex-boyfriend, Bryan Penner, and that he acted alone.

Penner was taken into police custody two days after the disappearance. He hanged himself jail March 11.

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