Body in SW Ohio park identified as exotic dancer

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio coroner's investigation has determined that a badly decomposed body found in a park is that of a 20-year-old exotic dancer missing for weeks.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) that Montgomery County coroner's office director Ken Betz says a forensic dentist helped confirm the identity of Ana Marie Spradling. Her remains were found Monday by county employees working in a sewer line at Art Van Atta Park in Vandalia (VAN'-dell-yuh).

The Eaton, Ohio, woman had been missing since late September. Authorities have said they found hair and clothing believed to be from Spradling at the scene of an apparent attack in Eaton, west of Dayton.

Investigations are ongoing.