The Vilas County Sheriff's Office says human remains found in the Northern Highland Forest are those of a woman who'd been missing for 17 months.
A hunter found the remains of Sandra Schinke near a snowmobile trail east of Sayner Monday, along with a small jacket and shoe that appeared to have been undisturbed for some time. He called police Thursday.
The 55-year-old Schinke was reported missing from her home April 6, 2012. She was last seen walking along a highway near where the remains were found, But intensive ground searches failed to find her.