By Becky Pearce
The remains found in Grady County earlier today have been identified. According to News9, authorities have confirmed the remains are those of Anne Hill who went missing over a year ago on April 11, 2014.
The McClain County Sherrif’s office learned of a skull found in a rural area just south of Goldsby, Okla. near State Highway 74 and W. Ladd Rd.
Two local teens have been arrested in connection with Hill’s disappearance. On Oct. 16, Oklahoma County prosecutors filed charges against 16-year-old Chadd Raymond and Chloe Thomas, 16, both of Oklahoma City.
Raymond was charged with first degree murder, while Thomas was accused of helping Raymond cover up his crime and was charged with accessory to first degree murder.
During her Oct. 10 interview, prosecutors said Thomas told them Hill came to Raymond’s apartment to see his older brother. The pair had initially told police when interviewed several months ago Hill left the apartment after becoming upset because Raymond’s brother was not there.
Thomas changed her story on Oct. 10, police said. She now claims Raymond allegedly “attacked and strangled” the teen, although the motive for the alleged actions remains unknown, investigators said. Thomas allegedly told police she helped Raymond take Hill’s body in the back seat of her own car to a wooded area. She told police she was not sure of the location, police said.
Although both teens are minors under the law, because of the severity of the crimes with which they were charged their names were released, officials said. They will be tried as adults in connection with Hill’s death.
Hill was last seen April 11. Officials with Piedmont Police Department said although she has been listed in media reports as a Piedmont resident, she actually lived in Oklahoma City limits, which necessitated investigation of the case by Oklahoma City police.
Raymond was arrested at his northwest Oklahoma City residence
A criminal probable cause action was filed against Thomas and a miscellaneous criminal case filed against Raymond in Oklahoma County District Court, according to Oklahoma State Courts Network. Both filings were initial steps in moving forward with action against the pair, officials said.
Raymond plead guilty on Feb. 13, 2015 and was sentenced to 35 years at a correctional facility. Charges against Thomas were dismissed by request of the state.
Hill was an honor student at Casady School and was last seen by her mother when she left her Piedmont area home to see a movie at a friend’s house, Lori Hill said. Hill’s car was found April 16 in Edmond; the teen was last seen in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area about midnight the night she disappeared, investigators said.
Raymond and Thomas both attended Edmond Public Schools.
Family members, along with community members and friends gathered in June at Hafer Park in Edmond for a candlelight vigil to mark two months since the Piedmont teen disappearance. Another candlelight vigil was held recently at the same park, marking the one-year anniversary of Hill’s disappearance.