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Video: Remains in Adkins search arrive at ME's office

Video: Human remains found at scene of search

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CLEVELAND -- Remains have been found in the area where investigators searched for missing teenager Christina Adkins Friday.

WKYC's Monica Robins has confirmed with the Cuyahoga County medical examiner that the remains found Friday are human. The medical examiner's office is now in possession of the remains.

Robins has also learned from sources the remains found represented a fairly intact human skeleton.

Adkins' mother is meeting with FBI agents and will travel to Cleveland.  DNA samples provided by the family will be used in the identification process, which the ME's office says will take time.

The remains were found in a grassy, wooded area near an Interstate 90 ramp just south of downtown Cleveland.

The FBI said earlier that the escape to freedom on May 6 of three women held captive and raped in a Seymour Avenue house in Cleveland over a decade prompted new tips in the case of Adkins and another missing woman.

The search was in an area near the I-90/490 split. 

About 25 to 30 investigators searched the site, which was  surrounded with crime scene tape.

The FBI says agents were working on information developed by investigators assigned to the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force.

FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson said in a mid-morning news conference that the FBI "felt strongly about" the information that led to this latest search.

This is the third search for Adkins in just a matter of weeks.

Previous searches took place on Vega Avenue on Aug. 30 and on West Seventh St. on Oct. 2.

Adkins has been missing since Jan. 11, 1995. She was 18 and pregnant when she disappeared.

The FBI says Adkins' family has been told about the latest search.

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of members from the FBI, the Cleveland Police Department, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority detectives.

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