Human remains discovered near a lake in California are those of a missing woman.

In this particular instance, there is no basis for suspicion of misconduct.

Authorities have identified Samantha Tomlinson, a 37-year-old woman who has been missing since December, based on human remains that were discovered near Lake Shaver in California earlier this week, according to authorities.

In December 2021, Tomlinson was reported missing after she left her home for a shopping trip and did not return. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has been hunting for her ever since.