Skeletal remains found by hunter ID'd as missing Deltona woman
Maria Milagros Marquez-Rivera, 40, reported missing in October
DELTONA, Fla. – Skeletal remains discovered by a hunter in November have been identified as a missing Deltona woman, deputies said Thursday.
Maria Milagros Marquez-Rivera, 40, was reported missing in October.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said it believed that she was possibly with her ex-boyfriend.
Seven weeks later, a hunter discovered human remains in a wooded area off Broadway Avenue in Ormond Beach. The remains have since been identified as Marquez-Rivera, deputies said.
Her cause of death is not known, but it is being treated as a homicide.
The vehicle that she had been driving was recovered in the northeastern United States, deputies said.
Detectives have interviewed Marquez-Rivera’s ex-boyfriend, but no charges have been filed.
An investigation is continuing.
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