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Bones identified as missing mother and son

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 12:58:09-04

LANSING, Mich. — Lansing Police held a press conference on Friday morning to report on a found bones investigation.

They reported that after an autopsy and multiple tests, they were able to determine that the bones belonged to missing persons Danielle Marie Steiner, 34 of Lansing, and her 5-year-old son, Aubrey Nisan Hall. (Those are their ages when they went missing.)

On July 1, bones were found at a home in 800 block of Loa Street, near Atlas Street in south Lansing.

A construction crew that was rehabbing the home discovered the bones outside.

Federal, State, and county law enforcement agencies worked with the Lansing police to determine what the bones were.

Once it was confirmed that they were indeed human, search warrants were issued for the home and property.

On July 2 an autopsy was performed on the bones but the cause of death was not conclusive.

July 3 more tests were done and they were able to identify the bones as Steiner and Hall, who lived on the 700 block of Loa.

The two had been missing since June 2018, but not reported missing to the police until August 2018. That's when Lansing Police opened up a missing person investigation.

There wasn't any evidence that this was a homicide investigation, only a missing persons until Friday.

Lansing police provided a time line of last known contact with Steiner, stating that she had a meeting with Child Protective Services on June 14. And her last known contact was a text message sent to a family member on June 17.

It wasn't until August 13 that police were made aware that they were missing, and at that time they opened the missing persons case.

It has now been re-classified as a homicide.

Anyone with any information, needs to contact the detectives in charge of this case - they can remain anonymous.

You can reach them at these numbers:
Detective Looney @ 517-483-6869, Detective Trooper Mills
@ 517-483-6866, and Detective Sergeant Johnson @ 517-483-6867.

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