DNA confirms identity of remains found in Moraine as missing Middletown woman
MORAINE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Human remains found on a property in Moraine in September have been identified as a Middletown woman who went missing in May.
The remains were positively identified by DNA and according to authorities are that of Michelle Burgan, 47. Police learned information that Burgan may have been with a Moraine man, Gilbert Revere, 57, and searched his home. During the search, skeletal remains were found. Revere was arrested and now faces multiple charges.
Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson said before the official confirmation through DNA, there was evidence that the remains were Burgan's. The investigation into her death, however, continues, "We continue to urge anyone with information about Michelle's death to please contact us at 937-535-1166."
Burgan was one of four women who disappeared in Middletown under suspicious circumstances between May 2016 and May 2017. Brandy English, 43, Amber Flack, 32, and Melinda Miller, 49, are still missing. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said criminal intelligence analysts with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Missing Persons Unit have been working closely with Middletown police to find the women but, "every lead so far has been a dead end. These women have families who desperately want to find them, and someone out there knows what happened to these women."
Anyone with information related to the women's' disappearance is asked to call Middletown Police Detective Kristi Hughes at (513) 425-7700 or BCI at (855) 224-6446.