Human remains found in Missouri identified as missing 21-year-old woman

Police tell parents of Kara Kopetsky that skull found in rural Cass County is believed to be that of their missing daughter

Investigators in Missouri are searching for more human remains in an area where law enforcement has already found two human skulls.

The remains of the second person discovered about 20 miles away from Kansas City have not yet been identified, police said.

Yust had been seen with Kopetsky several times in the months leading up to her disappearance.

In late September, Runions' family and friends packed a courtroom during a routine appearance for Yust. Days later, her empty vehicle was found abandoned and burned.

Runions, described by family as sweet and someone who rarely got mad, was last seen leaving a gathering of friends in south Kansas City. But she said investigators told the families the remains would not be positively identified Tuesday.

While the Cass County Sheriff's Office said no identification has been made at this time, Kopetsky's parents told KCTV5 that Belton police called them and told them the second skull may be hers.

We've been waiting for nearly 10 years, and the waiting is the hardest part.

"In my heart of hearts, I believe it's Kara", Beckford said.

A mushroom hunter found human remains in the area south of Belton, and north of Cleveland, near Highway Y on Monday. He is set to face trial in October.

A search party of Runions' family members stumbled upon the body of a dead man in a creek bed near Raytown, Missouri in January for the second week in a row. "That's why I think well maybe it is them girls".

Seventeen-year-old Kara Kopetsky disappeared on May 4.

. Her family says, the then 17-year-old had walked to school, but later that morning was seen on a surveillance camera leaving the school.

Yust, 28, has not been charged in connection with either disappearance. He was arrested in September 2016 at his family's home in Edwards, Mo., in Benton County, about two hours from Kansas City.

"It's unbelievable", Jessica's father John Runions told the Kansas City Star. ".The waiting is the hardest part, but I'm still hopeful that possibly today or this week, one day, that we will have the answers to if these skulls are our daughters". And if we find other people along the way, that's good.

"Somebody knows something", Linda Runions said.

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