Jefferson County officials ID human remains as missing Milwaukee woman

Jefferson County officials ID human remains as missing Milwaukee woman
Kelly Dwyer

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed to TMJ4 in Milwaukee that the human remains found in Jefferson County last week have been identified as those of Kelly Dwyer.

Dwyer went missing in October 2013.

Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath said in a news release Saturday that deputies responded to a report of what appeared to be human remains off Inlynd Road in the town of Sullivan at 5:13 p.m.

An autopsy shows no obvious signs of trauma to the skeletal remains. Surveillance cameras recorded Dwyer going into her boyfriend’s lakefront apartment 19 months ago, but she was never seen leaving.

Investigators said no clothes were found on or near the body.

How long Dwyer’s body was outside is unclear. The Jefferson County medical examiner said at a press conference Thursday to get a better indication of how Dwyer died, they sent her body to a forensic anthropologist in Texas. It is unclear how long it will be before they are able to determine a cause of death.

In a statement made on the Find Kelly Dwyer Facebook page the family said:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we have found Kelly. The medical examiner has confirmed the body found on Friday, May 1, 2015, is, in fact, Kelly. Please be respectful of the family at this private time.”

The boyfriend Kris Zocco has been considered a person of interest in her disappearance but was never charged for any crime related to that. Since then, he’s been convicted of child porn and drug charges.