LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police say the skeleton of a 14-year-old Ohio girl who went missing in 1999 have been found after the home where she was last seen was demolished.
The Lima News reports (http://bit.ly/wcPcgl ) that Lima police on Saturday said the remains of Nicholle Coppler were found in a crawl space as the home's foundation was being dug out. A coroner says they were identified through dental records.
The home was owned by Glen Fryer, who had been suspected in Coppler's death. The newspaper reports he was 55 when he killed himself in 2002 while awaiting sentencing for raping a girl.
The home was demolished after the state took possession due to unpaid taxes. Police says investigation into the girl's death has been reopened and that they will pursue anyone who played a role.