Remains found in Valley Head last month identified

Officials in Fort Payne this morning released an update on the remains found in Valley Head on March 23rd. The Alabama Department of Forensic Science Laboratory in Huntsville identified the remains as those of 19-year-old Makenna Joy Purvis.

Makenna was reported missing in September of 2022. An extensive search and investigation has been ongoing since her disappearance near Inspect Drive in Valley Head, Al.

The remains were found by the Huntsville Search Dog Unit and no foul play is suspected.

The departments involved wished to issue a thanks to the Huntsville Search Dog Unit and all of the volunteers that participated in searching for Makenna. A special thanks to Fisher Rescue Squad for organizing the searches.

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