The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department is confirming a body found last May is that of woman missing for nearly two years. Investigators are now considering the death of Heather Szekeras to be a homicide.
Szekeres was last seen at the Final Lap Bar in Shawano on Friday, June 21, 2013. Her husband said she never came home, and that he waited the 24 hours necessary before filing a missing persons report on the morning of Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Human remains were found in the town of Richmond on May 10, 2014, with no indication at that time that the cases were connected. Forensic teams have been working since then to identify the remains, and notified the sheriff’s department this week that the DNA of that body matched Heather Szekeres.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice continues to investigate her cause of death. Szekeres’ husband said he’s not allowed to comment at this time.