Brother of missing Ga. woman finds her remains

CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) — Police say the brother of a woman who went missing in 2009 discovered her remains at a spot in north Georgia that investigators planned to search later this month.

Kristi Cornwell was 38 when she disappeared while out for a walk near her parents’ home in Blairsville.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said Monday that Cornwell’s brother found the bones Saturday during his own search in an area near where she vanished.

Cell phone records show the primary suspect in Cornwell’s disappearance, James Scott Carringer, was in the wooded area the night Cornwell disappeared. Carringer later killed himself during a standoff with police.

Authorities say Cornwell’s body had been burned but her cause of death couldn’t be determined.

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