NICHOLAS COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Yesterday, Kentucky State Police released that human remains found in Nicholas County were of Lori Feltz, a 58-year-old woman who went missing in December of 2016.
For Feltz's sister, Kathleen Bauer, this discovery brought up painful memories of the day she went missing.
"It's very much like opening up an old wound, the wound never healed, and it was raw, but this just rips the band-aid off," Bauer said.
But the family also feels very fortunate to have all the people who spent years looking for Lori so she could be returned to her family.
"I feel like she's at peace, I know I'm at peace knowing that she's recovered," says Bauer.
But her family is also left questioning what happened to Lori, and even though no one has been charged in her sister's disappearance, Bauer believes someone killed her.
"For her to end up in Briar Patch back in the middle of nowhere, I don't know how she got there, but I know it wasn't her," Bauer said.
The police have not named suspects but two men who were living near Feltz at the time of her disappearance are now in jail on separate charges. According to court records, a witness says 26-year-old Brendan Camous and 28-year-old Clinton Peterson found a body on their property but never reported it.
Bauer's family believes these men may be involved and hopes the discovery of the remains leads to more information on what happened that night.