Family grieving after human remains found in Anna ID'd as Christina Morris

ANNA, Tex. (KXII) -- Human skeletal remains found Wednesday in the 1800 block of Taylor Boulevard have been positively identified as Fort Worth woman Christina Morris.

"After 2,185 days, Christina is found," said her sister Sarah Estes at a press conference Thursday.

Morris went missing in 2014 from a Plano mall after a night out with friends.

Enrique Arochi was the last person seen with Morris in 2014 before she vanished from a parking garage at The Shops at Legacy.

Arochi was convicted for kidnapping Morris in 2016, and he was sentenced to life in prison for the crime after investigators found her DNA in his trunk.

His cell phone was pinged to Anna at a nearby area the day after she went missing. Police said the site off Taylor and Black Willow in Anna had been searched before.

The remains were found around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday when construction workers were clearing brush in the area.

"Our grief is overwhelming, while we realize our worst fears and most terrifying nightmares," Estes said.

Christina's mother Jonni Hare said her family is grieving now.

"This, I must say, is the most difficult day that I've ever faced in my entire life," Hare said.

Morris' family brought flowers to the site Thursday morning.

"Please understand, we need to grieve, we need to heal, we need our time," Hare said. "That's all I'm asking is respect us."

It's unclear what charges Arochi could now face. Stay with KXII for the latest updates on this developing story.



 
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