Sheriff: Remains are missing Shady Cove woman

Oregon

Malina Nickel disappeared in November 2016

FILE – An undated photo of Malina Nickel. (Courtesy to KOIN)

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say skeletal human remains found in southern Oregon in November are those of a Shady Cove woman who disappeared over three years ago.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says DNA testing by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains are those of Malina Nickel.

Her nephew, Shane Wayman, was identified as a suspect in the case in November after he was arrested as a suspect in the murder of his roommate, Destiny Finch.

In the Nickel case, Wayman was indicted on two counts of criminal mistreatment and abuse of a corpse.

It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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