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DNA identifies remains as Gwinnett County mother missing since 2017

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – DNA testing has confirmed that remains found in Clayton County are those of a Norcross mother missing for more than two years, authorities announced Friday.

Beatriz Noemi Espinoza-Fuentes, 25, was reported missing on March 25, 2017. She was last seen at Hickory Grove Apartments and told family members she was leaving with her 3-year-old child.

That same day, her child was found wandering on South Norcross Tucker Road near Norcross.

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The bodies of two homicide victims were found in Clayton County in the spring of 2017.

Authorities said Friday that one of those victims is Espinoza-Fuentes and they are investigating the case as a possible kidnapping in Gwinnett County.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-690-9496 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS to remain anonymous. Tipsters with information that leads to an arrest and indictment are eligible for a reward.

This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates.

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