The Lee County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon asking for the public’s help solving a missing person’s case, according to NBC2.
This comes after human remains were found on Tuesday, Oct. 5 off Pine Island Road in a vacant, wooded area.
The remains belong to a white female of small stature, around the ages of 30 to 35, according to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno. The remains share a lot of similarities to 29-year-old Lauren Dumolo, a Cape Coral mother who has been missing since June 2020.
Marceno is asking that any dentist who may have Dumolo’s dental records come forward to compare them to the human remains found off Pine Island Road.
Cape Coral Police Chief Anthony Sizemore explained Dumolo had a tooth extraction 10 years ago in Staten Island, so investigators have been looking into dental offices in Staten Island and Maryland.
The remains belong to a person who has been deceased for less than five years but longer than six months, officials said.
“We believe that there is a good possibility that the skeletal remains are that of Lauren’s,” Sizemore said.
This is the biggest lead that authorities have had in Dumolo’s missing persons case.
Watch the press conference here.
Dumolo was reported missing on June 21, 2020 by her boyfriend, Gabriel Pena, who told officials he last saw her before he went to work on June 19.
Her purse was found at Four Freedoms Park on June 19. It was the same purse that she had on when she was last seen on surveillance footage while applying for jobs the day before at a gas station.
The Cape Coral police issued a Missing Endangered Person alert for Dumolo on June 24 at 1:25 p.m. and it stated she was last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts at the 4900 block of Coronado Parkway.
Her shirt was later found in the sand by her family at Four Freedoms Park on July 2.
Anyone with information about Dumolo’s disappearance, should contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office or the Cape Coral Police Department.