Body of missing woman sits in morgue for two years before being identified

Imagine spending two years of your life looking for someone who had already been found. That's how it feels for the family of 52-year-old Ella Andrews. 

We first told you in May of 2013 that Andrew's family contacted Fox 2 with a missing person's report. The sad truth is that Ella was found roughly two months after she disappeared but her family would not learn that until two years later.

Andrews went missing from an assisted living home in Southfield in 2013.


One month after the report was filed a Jane Doe was found in Detroit. The family says they've been told Andrews body was so badly decomposed they couldn't identify her so Andrew's body sat in a morgue awaiting DNA testing. 

But now the family of Ella Andrews has some closure but they can't help but wonder who else has gone through the agonizing pain of hoping that a loved one may one day come home. 

As the family plans the funeral arrangements they say they need help, setting up a GoFundMe account under Ella Andrews name to give the proper burial so long overdue. The family says they plan on having her remains cremated  and elected not to perform an autopsy wondering, what it would change?

As for a cause of death and why she was left in an abandoned house in Detroit, those are questions that will likely never get answered. 


 
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