(CBS/AP) BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Authorities have confirmed that human bones found in the woods of Falmouth last week belong to pregnant Nantucket woman Trudie Hall. She disappeared under suspicious circumstances nearly two years ago.
According to the Boston Herald, when investigators described to Hall's mother Vivienne Walker the jewelry and teeth discovered last week with the bones, she knew they had found the remains of her 23-year-old daughter.
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said Tuesday that the medical examiner's office has confirmed that the bones are the remains of the 23-year-old Hall and that she had been shot.
The discovery brings closure to Hall's family. "All I could say was, 'Thank you, Jesus,' Walker said yesterday.
Walker told the newspaper that she recognized the description of a Juicy Couture necklace and a bracelet Hall's father gave the young Nantucket woman years ago.
The remains were found Thursday by a man walking his dog in the area.
Walker said she had dreamed of the location where her daughter's remains were discovered, adding that she visited the area Sunday.
"I knew she was in the bushes," she said.
Hall disappeared in July 2010 after traveling from the island to Hyannis. Hall was four months pregnant with the child of a married man with a criminal record when she vanished. Police have questioned the man and searched his home.
Hall was also married to two other men at the time. No one has been charged in her death.