On Tuesday night, human remains were discovered in a wooded area of Pasco County, Florida. Those remains have been identified as belonging to 20-year-old Destiny Lee Aaron, a mother who went missing in April before the final custody hearing of her child.
According to a press release from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Aaron also got into an argument with her boyfriend before her disappearance. Police are now saying that their "preliminary belief" is that foul play is not suspected, Fox 13 News reports. A cause of death has not officially been determined.
Captain Chris Beaman, Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said that there is no evidence that there was any trauma to her body. He said he and other law enforcement officials are trying to investigate how and why the young mother ended up in the woods.
During a press conference on Tuesday, police said that days before the custody hearing, Aaron was at a party with her boyfriend. She left that party on foot, according to WTSP. Her boyfriend said she left in anger. The last people to have seen her alive were other partygoers. Police believe it is possible that she left the get-together intoxicated. She allegedly had a history of drug abuse.
Aaron was the mother of a two-year-old girl named Vanessa. Her parents said that she lived for her.
“She [Vanessa] is a gorgeous little girl,” Aaron’s mom told local media. “She misses her mama.”
Aaron’s father said that her daughter had made bad decisions in the past. “But, she’d always be there for her daughter and her court dates.”
[Photo: Pasco County Sheriff's Office]