Jessica Runions

Investigators are saying human remains found in a wooded area near 233rd and Route Y in Cass County have been identified.

Jessica Runions, who has been missing since September of last year, was last seen with a boyfriend, Kylr Yust, who has since been accused of burning a vehicle belonging to Runions.  Two sets of human remains were found in the location by area mushroom hunters.  One was identified as Runions.  Kara Kopetsky, who went missing years earlier, had also been a friend of Yust.  Although it has not been confirmed, officials believe the second person may be Kopetsky.