UPDATE: 6/12/13 –
Per email MPofA received:
“Candi Morris-Brown, Michigan City, IN – confirmed deceased. This is a press release from the Michigan City PD’s Facebook page today:
On Friday May 3rd 2013 numerous agencies came together to investigate human remains which were located in the area of County Line Road and Chandler Road. The Michigan City Police Department, with the assistance of the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office, LaPorte County Coroner’s Office, the Indiana State Police, and the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department investigated the human remains. It has been determined through DNA comparison that the human remains are that of missing person Candi Brown. Candi Brown was reported missing as of August 7th 2012 by her husband David Morris. Candi was last seen August 25th 2012 in the evening.
This investigation is still ongoing and the Michigan City Police Department is asking if anyone has information regarding this investigation please call Cpl. Jason Holaway at (219) 874-3221 Ext. #346 or the Crime Tip Hotline (219) 873-1488.
Police Chief, Mark Swistek and Mayor Ron Meer would like to express our appreciation for everyone’s help in this effort and their condolences to the family.
Mark Archer, Ground Team Leader
President, Northeast Indiana Search & Rescue, Inc.
Paladin Special Response Team
email: PaladinSRT@me.com / PaladinSRT@gmail.com
UPDATE 6/9/13 – Human remains found last month in a wooded area of northern Indiana have been identified through DNA as those of Candi Brown.
Brown’s cousin, James Edwards, tells WSBT-TV he doesn’t understand what his cousin could have done “that she deserved to be discarded like an animal.”
Previous story: Candi Brown, 29, who also is known as Candi Morris, was last seen Sunday just after 1 a.m. in a car in the area of Holliday Street and Carroll Avenue, according to Michigan City Police Detective Corp Jason Holaway told the Herald Argus.
The family and police believe that it is unusual for Brown to not be in touch with family, as she is married and has three young children.
Holoway said detectives have tracked some of Brown’s movements throughout the weekend, but the trail abruptly stops, leading them to ask for assistance from the public to find her.
Brown is a white female, 5′ 4″, 130 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was employed by Auto Couture in Michigan City.
Anyone having information about Brown or her whereabouts is asked to call police at (219) 874-3221 Ext. 346 or (219) 898-9059.