Family releases statement after remains found in McClain County identified as missing teenager

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Updated 9:04 p.m.

MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities say human remains discovered in rural McClain County are those of Anne Hill, the Piedmont teenager who went missing in April 2014.

On Thursday afternoon, officials announced that a skull was discovered in a pasture near Goldsby.

Authorities say they are searching about 300 acres of land for other human remains using ground penetrating radar.

“We got about a 320 acre crime scene. We’re gonna grid it off and see if we can find any evidence or any more human remains,” Hewett said.

Sheriff Don Hewett says a seismograph team was out in the pasture inspecting the land when they found what appeared to be a human skull.

A few hours after discovering the remains, officials determined they were those of missing teenager Anne Hill.

In October 2014, 16-year-old Chadd Raymond and 17-year-old Chloe Thomas, both from Edmond, were arrested for first-degree murder related to the disappearance of Anne Hill.

Earlier this year Raymond pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

He told police he and Thomas strangled Hill in April.

Anne Hill’s family released the following statement:

We, the family of Anne Hill, would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County DA’s office, CFSI, and the multitude of people who have sacrificed their time and resources to bring us to this point in the search to find justice for Anne.

This time is difficult and full of emotional ups and downs.  While we still have a long road ahead of us in ensuring that Anne gets justice, we are glad that we know that we will no longer wonder where she might be.

The grieving process varies for each person and family.  For the Hill family, we need solitude as we support one another through the days ahead.  It is impossible for us to speak publicly.  To date we are incapable of making plans concerning vigils or memorial services for Anne as we are still addressing the emotions that we feel over the discovery of where Anne was hidden for so many months.