DISAPPEARANCE OF ARKANSAS TEEN NOW INVESTIGATED AS HOMICIDE AFTER HER REMAINS WERE FOUND IN A PARK

The remains of an Arkansas teen who vanished more than two years ago have been found, and police tell Oxygen.com that what had been a missing persons case is now a homicide investigation.

Ebby Steppach, 18, was last seen alive on October 24, 2015. Her bones were found last Tuesday in a park drainage pipe in a Little Rock suburb, steps from where her car was discovered after she disappeared.

The finding has raised questions about the early steps in the case, with a former Little Rock cop who looked into Steppach's disapperance for her family as a private investigator after he retired, telling Oxygen.com there were "missed opportunities" years ago.