- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ELBERFELD, Ind. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a woman whose badly burned remains were found in a rural area of southwestern Indiana.

The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the woman as 32-year-old Valarie Anne Ruark of Boonville. Tips from the public helped identify her.

The sheriff’s office earlier said the case is being handled as a homicide investigation .

The area where the remains were found Friday is in northeastern Warrick County, about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of Interstate 64. The death is under investigation.

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