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Questions Answered About Murdered Girl

EAST DUBUQUE, IL (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- It was the news nobody wanted to hear. Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Hachmeister updated the small crowd at a press conference held at the boat docks this morning.

"Late yesterday evening the Illinois State Police and FBI crime scene investigators discovered human remains at a location we believe Chyenne Kircher to be buried."

But it has perhaps finally answered questions of "what happened to 14-year-old Chyenne Kircher?" Reported as a runaway two years ago next month, Kircher is now considered a murder victim with the arrest of 40-year-old Terry Abbas Wednesday.

Abbas, Kircher's mother's boyfriend at the time of the disappearance, is  charged with two counts of first-degree-murder.

"It's not the outcome we wanted... we were hopin' to bring her home safe to her family but at least we're able to start the closure" said Steve OConnell, Police Chief of East Dubuque.

Even after the remains were discovered, FBI evidence teams continued today looking for more evidence.

"It's truly been a great cooperative effort everybody doing whatever they could to further the investigation" said Andrea Dobranski, Special Agent for the FBI.

The news of finding remains behind Kirchers home was personal to many in the community as East Dubuque Elementary School is directly across the street.

"We will never forget...we take our kids to school everyday and we're going to look at that house and know what happened there" said Tammy Dutler, a resident of East Dubuque.
 
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