The daughter of Carmelita Johnson, a Chicago woman who has been missing for nearly one and a half years, says the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday used dental records to identify her mother's remains.
According to a missing persons alert from the Chicago Police Department, Johnson, 48, was reported missing from 55th Street and South Seeley Avenue and was last seen on January 5th, 2010.
Leslie Jackson says her mother's remains have been at the morgue since April 2010 but were never identified.
She says her mother's body was found washed up on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Jackson credits the work of Chicago Police Detectives with tracking down the dental records used to make the identification.
Jackson says family members are planning a memorial service, but no date has been set.
The case is being featured on a future episode of the A&E television program, "The First 48."