Remains found under vacant Amite home believed to be missing woman
AMITE - Human remains found under a vacant Amite home have been identified as a missing woman, according to authorities.
According to the Amite Police Department, officers and deputies went to a home in the 300 block of South Third Street with a search warrant June 24.
After seeing that the floors were recently replaced, officers pulled up the floor and started digging, finding possible human remains in the ground.
The remains were turned over to the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office and are believed to belong to Angela Stearns, who had been reported missing.
Joanna Phelps of Amite was arrested and booked with principal to first-degree murder and failure to report a crime.
Police report the investigation is still ongoing.
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