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Families of missing persons hope for answers with human remains found


Shawano County investigators continue their search for answers about the human remains found near Shawano this weekend.

For the families of missing people in Central Wisconsin, those answers could bring some closure.

The sheriff says teenagers found the remains off Peach Road in the Town of Richmond on Saturday evening. The department is waiting for test results before releasing any more information.

The sheriff did share the names of some of the missing people in the area.

Among those names were Stephanie Low of Wausau, Kayla Berg of Antigo, Vicki Prokopovitz of the Town of Pittsfield and Heather Szekeres of Shawano.

Low and Berg both disappeared near the Wausau area. Low went missing in 2010, while Berg disappeared in 2009.

Detectives from the Wausau and Antigo Police Departments tell me that they've received no indication that the remains could be Low or Berg.

Vicki Prokaryotic went missing a year ago this April. Her daughter, Marsha Loritz says a detective told her on Monday that the remains weren't her mothers.

"It was like a little ray of hope that this could be an answer to the nightmare we've been living more than a year now," said Loritz. "Then to hear that it wasn't, it was really devastating."

Szekeres went missing last June in Shawano. Shawano County Sheriff's Department officials have not confirmed whether or not she may be linked to the recent discovery.

These are only some of the missing persons cases throughout Wisconsin.

The Shawano County Sheriff has not even confirmed the gender of the remains found. The sheriff says he wasn't sure when the forensic test results will come back.

Newsline 9 will continue to follow this investigation and provide any updates.

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