For more than a year-and-a-half, investigators struggled to make sense of the few clues they had in the April 15, 2004 disappearance of Patrice Endres. But on December 6, 2005 everything became clear when workers at a church in Dawsonville, Ga. stumbled upon human remains identified as belonging to Endres.
According to authorities, buzzards flocking in the wooded area behind the church led the workers to investigate. There, they found bones that were later taken to the GBI crime lab to be identified.
After comparing the partial human remains to samples in their records, police announced the news -- Endres' was dead.
Now that the search for Endres is over, investigators are now concentrating on finding out how she died -- and police say they won't give up until they know for sure whether or not she was murdered.