MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced that the human remains found over the weekend have been identified as Cheyenne Tonisha Shropshire, a 22-year-old Alcoa woman who was reported missing by a family member on Sept. 8, 2018.

Forensics experts at Knox County Regional Forensic Center were able to identify the remains by comparison from dental records, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

On Saturday morning, deputies and investigators responded to a field on Old Middlesettlements Road where human remains were found by the property lessee, according to BCSO. The remains were taken to Knox County Regional Forensic Center, and investigators are continuing their inquiry into the case.

BCSO said family members have not seen or talked to Cheyenne since Aug. 24, 2018.

 If anyone knows anything about Cheyenne’s death, you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigations during normal business hours at 865-273-5001. 

You may also leave an anonymous message on the 24-hour Crime Hotline at (865)273-5200, or leave a tip on the Text-a-Tip link on the sheriff’s office website.