Remains identified as missing Ohio mom and son, 5

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say decomposed remains found in the woods behind a northeast Ohio home have been identified as a missing woman and her 5-year-old son, who lived at the home.

Tallmadge police Lt. Ron Williams says the woman’s mother contacted police Saturday after she visited the home and discovered the remains behind it.

The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that it could take weeks to determine how and when 31-year-old Wendy Ralston and her son, Peyton, died. The deaths are being investigated as homicides.

Williams says police don’t have a suspect. Police have talked to Ralston’s boyfriend, who is the boy’s father and lives at the home in Tallmadge, about 25 miles south of Cleveland.

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