Human remains confirmed as Michigan woman


OSCEOLA — The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has received confirmation from the Indiana State Police laboratory that the human remains found on March 21 in the 10000 block of McKinley Highway, Osceola, are those of Natily Nacole Franklin, 41, of Decatur, Michigan.

The St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office is making arrangements with the funeral home to return Franklin’s remains to her family, according to a report from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office. 

Since November 2018, the

Michigan State Police has been investigating Franklin’s disappearance since November, the report said. Locally, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has assisted in that investigation.

The homicide unit's investigation remains active and ongoing, according to the report, and any additional updates will come from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

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