Human remains found in Hannibal last month identified as local woman missing since 2022

Janesta-Dildine

Janesta Lynn Dildine | Photo courtesy of Ralls County Sheriff's Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The remains of a Hannibal woman who has been missing since 2022 have been found.

Ralls County Sheriff Brad Stinson reported in a press release Monday afternoon that Janesta Lynn Dildine’s remains were identified on Feb. 13 by a medical examiner in Columbia, Mo. Dildine was 29 when she went missing on July 23, 2022.

Dildine was reported on the Missouri Highway Department page as last seen in Hannibal with no additional details.

Stinson reported human remains were discovered south of Hannibal on Highway M on Feb. 9. A large area around the remains was cordoned off. A grid search of the area was completed with additional evidence found. Additional remains were discovered on Feb. 10.

All remains were released on Feb. 10 to Ralls County Coroner Austin Simmons, who arranged for an autopsy.

Stinson reported that after reviewing the evidence and autopsy reports, no foul play is suspected.

Dildine, who was born on Jan. 24, 1993, was 29 years old when she went missing. She was 5-foot-2 and 135 pounds. She had a tattoo of the letters KGS on the back of her neck and a tattoo of “RIP Dad” on her left leg.

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