Medical examiner identifies remains as Bianca Tanner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The remains discovered Thursday morning were identified as Bianca Tanner, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Tanner was reported missing on June 8.

The medical examiner confirmed Monday that the body investigators found in the woods off Westinghouse Boulevard was Tanner’s,  WSOC reports.

Police said Thursday afternoon Tanner’s boyfriend, Angelo Smith, confessed after the remains were found.

Detectives say the remains were found about 16 miles from Smith’s apartment. Sources said one of Smith’s fraternity brothers led officials to Tanner’s body.

“A person in that situation could be charged as a potential co-conspirator in the murder, if not, as an accessory after the fact,” said attorney James Wyatt.

Wyatt said that may depend on whether the witness had a deal with police when he gave that information.

At this point, police sources said they don’t foresee any charges against the man, but it may not be entirely up to them.


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