OKLAHOMA CITY– Investigators have identified human remains found July 28 off I-40 and Peebly Road in Oklahoma City.
Police have informed us the remains belong to missing 19-year-old Ellaina Pechacek.
Before the discovery, police arrested her fiance, Travis Beadle, in connection with her death.
Ellaina’s family sent News Channel 4 the following statement Saturday night.
“As a family, we are grateful that Ellaina has been found. We especially appreciate the OKC Homicide Dept.’s determined efforts and diligence in collecting evidence, chasing leads, following tips and obtaining information. We also want to thank the Medical Examiner’s office for the quick determination that the body was indeed Ellaina so we can move forward to lay her to rest. Ellaina’s parents and family are mentally and emotionally exhausted from the toll of this ordeal and request privacy and rest at this time. We also want to thank the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office and David Prater in advance that justice will be served. There will be a memorial service one week from today at 1 p.m. in Kingfisher at the Nazarene Church. The public is invited to attend, however Ellaina’s parents have requested that no media be present at the memorial. A GoFund me account has been set up for legal expenses, as well as a memorial account set up at NBC Bank.”