HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) — The Hallandale Beach Police Department has confirmed they are actively searching an area in connection with the 2010 cold case of missing woman Lynda Meier.
The investigation is taking place at 3920 NW 215 Street in Miami Gardens, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
“During this investigation, investigators located what appears to be human remains near the area in which Meier was last believed to have been,” according to a statement from Hallandale Beach Police spokesperson Ra Shana A. Dabney-Donovan. “Any further information or identification is pending examination from the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office.”
Meier, 40, was last seen in the early morning hours of June 4, 2010.
“I pray to God she didn’t suffer,” said Meier’s best friend Sharon Solano.
Solano has never given up hope her friend would be found alive but concedes she is ready to accept that the remains could be Meier.
Hallandale Beach police have been trying to figure out what happened to Meier since she disappeared over eight years ago.
After she left her condominium, she withdrew money from an ATM.
Next, she was captured on a red light camera at the intersection of Federal highway and Hallandale Beach Boulevard going west on Hallandale Boulevard.
Meier’s red Cadillac Escalade with chrome wheels was found a week later in a parking lot in Opa Locka.
Over the years searches for Meier’s remains were made in different sections of Miami Gardens since it’s where Meier was believed to have spent her final moments alive.
Police always believed Meier had been the victim of foul play but couldn’t prove it.
Though they deny any involvement in her disappearance, two men remain persons of interest in the case: Meier’s longtime friend Antwan Kennedy and his friend Dallas King.
“I don’t know how anyone would want to hurt her. I want to know why,” said Solano.
Kennedy was the last person to talk to Meier, according to investigators and King was captured on surveillance using Meier’s credit card at a bank after her disappearance.
King is currently serving two life sentences for violating his probation after committing an armed robbery.
The skeletal remains found Thursday will now be examined to learn the identity and how that person died.
“I always remained hopeful that maybe there would be a miracle but at least there will be closure,” said Solano.
The Hallandale Beach Police Department, along with FDLE, is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who has information regarding the Lynda Meier disappearance, can call the FDLE at 1-800-226-3023 or Crime Stoppers.