Last week, skeletal remains of a Maryland teen who went missing in September were discovered in a wooded area, authorities said.
Approximately 10 miles west of Greenbelt, Maryland, the body of 17-year-old Rosa Diaz-Santos was found on Nov. 15 in the 1600 block of Drexel Street in Takoma Park.
An autopsy over the weekend confirmed the victim’s identity, and the manner of death was ruled homicide.
As of right now, no further information has been released about the death of Diaz-Santos.
The Greenbelt Police Department previously said the 17-year-old was last seen leaving Franklin Park in Greenbelt around 7:40 a.m. on Sept. 22 to attend Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
Greenbelt police released a flyer on Oct. 11 with information about the missing teen.
Dr. Portia Barnes, the principal at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, sent a letter to families on Monday informing them of Santos-Diaz’s death, FOX5 DC reported.
“For those of you who knew Rosa, we ask that you remember and celebrate her life,” the letter read, in part. “For those of you who did not know Rosa, we ask that you respect our sadness and support us with your understanding. It is very difficult for all of us to face the death of a young person.”
Detectives are working to determine a motive and identify any suspects in the homicide.
Authorities asked anyone with information relevant to the investigation to call detectives at 301-516-2512.