Remains believed to be missing woman found

Joughin, 20, was last seen Tuesday evening riding her bicycle near Evergreen High School in Metamor

It was announced Saturday that law enforcement discovered human remains that are believed to be Sierah Joughin.
Left: Sierah Joughin. Right: James Worley.

METAMORA, Ohio (WKBN) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony announced Saturday that law enforcement discovered human remains that are believed to be Sierah Joughin.

Joughin was last seen riding her bike Tuesday in the Metamora area of Fulton County. Her bike was found off a county road around midnight that night.

Joughin, of Metamora, was a student at the University of Toledo.

The remains, which were found Friday night while authorities were searching an area around County Road 7 in Fulton County, have been transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy, and a positive identification will be made in the next few days through DNA or fingerprints.

James Worley, 57, of Delta, was arrested Friday on a charge of abduction in connection with her disappearance. Additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information that could help investigators, especially anyone who may have seen something in the area of County Road 6 on Tuesday evening, are asked to contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office at 419-335-4010 ext. 8 or the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446).

The investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, along with BCI and the FBI. Several other state and local authorities have also assisted in the investigation.

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