(ELBERFELD) – Authorities have released the name of a woman whose badly burned remains were found in a rural area of southwestern Indiana.
The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the woman as 32-year-old Valarie Anne Ruark of Boonville. Tips from the public helped identify her.
The sheriff’s office earlier said the case is being handled as a homicide investigation.
The area where the remains were found Friday is in northeastern Warrick County, about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of Interstate 64. The death is under investigation.