PLANO, Texas -- (CWD) -- Plano Police today confirmed remains found on Wednesday in Anna, Texas are positively identified as Christina Morris, who has been missing since August 2014.
The announcement was made at a news conference held by police in which family members of Morris also spoke out.
The last existing images of Christina Morris are seen on grainy surveillance video with her friend Enrique Arochi. The two were headed toward a parking garage in the Dallas suburb of Plano in August 2014. Morris was never seen again.
Plano Police eventually had enough evidence to arrest Arochi and charge him with the aggravated kidnapping of Christina Morris. He pleaded not guilty.
It took the jury 17 hours to convict Arochi of aggravated kidnapping in connection with Morris's disappearance. Arochi is serving life in prison for kidnapping Morris.
The area in Anna where the remains were found is 26 miles away from where Morris was last seen and is an area where search teams had looked in the past, KDAF-TV reports.