‘Skeletonized’ remains found in woods belong to young mother missing for months: Police

Police have confirmed that human remains found in the woods late last month belong to a Florida mother who’s been missing since April.

Destiny Aaron, 21, of Hudson, was last seen leaving her Hudson home on April 1 and was reported missing by her parents on April 10. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Pasco police found her body on December 26 after receiving a call about a dead body located in a wooded area near 12800 Jayton Avenue in Hudson.

Authorities used dental records to identify the young mother’s body. Police said last month that Aaron had a history of drug issues and was possibly intoxicated when she left her home, WTSP reported.

Destiny Lee AaronMISSING ADULT ENGANGEREDINCIDENT TYPE: Missing Adult Endangered DATE/TIME: 04/01/17 at 0015 hours…

Posted by Pasco Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office wrote an alert on Facebook shortly after Aaron’s disappearance.

“Destiny Aaron left her address at 12701 Placid Rd, Hudson after an argument with her boyfriend. Destiny has not been seen or heard from since. She was due to show up for a child custody hearing on 04/04/17 for custody of her child, but never showed up,” the post read.

Early on, the missing woman’s mother was adamant that Aaron wouldn’t intentionally abandon her daughter.

“She wouldn’t leave her,” Karen Aaron told WFLA in May.

“She’s a gorgeous little girl. She misses her momma.”

Investigators said that Destiny’s body was located half a mile from where she was last seen alive. Police noted that they didn’t find any evidence of trauma to her body.

During a news conference, officials revealed that the young mother had been decomposing for about eight months and described her body as “skeletonized,” according to WFTS.

Authorities said a cause of death has not been determined and that foul play isn’t suspected at this point.

[Featured Image: Destiny Aaron/Pasco County Sheriff’s Office]