Body from 1986 murder identified

The Monroe County Sheriffâ??s Office is reporting the recent identification of a previously listed unidentified body located in Monroe County from December 1986.

University of North Texas, Wayne County Sheriffâ??s Office, Monroe County Sheriffâ??s Office, and the Michigan State Police, The Monroe County Sheriffâ??s Office is able to report the identification of an unidentified deceased female from 1986 as Ruth Sharon Hoffman of River Rouge, Michigan.

The body Ruth Hoffman located December 1986 on Hivon Rd in Exeter Township. She was classified as a Jane Doe until positive identification could be made. Using current DNA technology, the body of Ruth Hoffman was positively identified. Ruth Hoffman originally went missing in 1986 from River Rouge.

Bacarella Funeral Home Monroe Township, Michigan is assisting law enforcement with reuniting the remains of Ruth Hoffman with her family.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office, along with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, continues to investigate the disappearance and eventual death of Ruth Hoffman. Anyone with information on the disappearance or death of Ruth Hoffman is encouraged to call Detective Joe Hammond of the Monroe County Sheriffâ??s Office at 734-240-7765 or Detective Ken Muscat of the Wayne County Sheriffâ??s Office at 313-224-5741.