Analyce's remains found


Remains of missing 2-year-old Analyce Guerra of Smyrna were identified as those found Jan. 4 near Stones River National Battlefield, a police spokesman reported Thursday night. The medical examiners office notified Smyrna Police Department the remains found are those of Analyce, who disappeared April 23, 2006 from her Smyrna apartment. Sgt. Bobby Gibson said Thursday night that DNA tests showed the bones, found in a quarry in the Stones River Battlefield in January, are those of Analyce Guerra, who was 2 years old at the time she disappeared. Channel 4's Marc Stewart first reported on Jan. 11 that the bones were likely those of the child. Authorities said that there was evidence of force trauma to the girls skull. We have a list of suspects, but there is no one that has been cleared yet in this case, and were just moving forward with that investigation, said Smyrna police Detective Jeff Peach. Analyce was last seen in April 2006 in her family's Smyrna apartment near Stewarts Creek. The childs mother, Eva Guerra, said her daughter had been asleep on the living room floor about 11 p.m. the night before she was reported missing. Guerra said she awoke to find the child gone and the front door unlocked. The family has said they believe the child was kidnapped. Peach told reporters that "obvious foul play was involved and we have an active homicide investigation at this time." Visitors at the national battlefield found the remains at a park site on Old Nashville Highway. Until Thursday, she was the only child issued on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Amber Alert who was not located. Newspartner WSMV contributed to this report

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