The mother of 35-year Ashley Hamm, who has been missing for over a year, has confirmed the remains found last week in Collin County are those of her daughter.
“I want to start by sincerely thanking each one of you whoever posted a story, post or pic of my daughter, Ashley Hamm,” said Debra Parks Hamm on Facebook. “I don’t even know how to say this but I wanted to say something before you hear it on the news tomorrow. My beautiful girl was found deceased in a creek last Thursday. She has probably been there the whole time we have been looking for her. Our hearts are broken into a million pieces. But we are also thankful the wait and wonder is over, definitely not what we thought the ending would be.”
The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office said they are still investigating but an announcement with an update on the case is expected to be made later today.
Hamm was last seen in Leonard, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2019.