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SMYRNA, Tenn. - Smyrna police confirmed that bones of a small child found in January in a quarry belong to Analyce Guerra.
The 2-year-old vanished in April 2006 from a Smyrna apartment. When her mother Eva Guerra awoke at 4 a.m., the child was missing. The front door was also unlocked, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Web site. The child lived in the Meadow Wood Apartments on Nissan Boulevard.
Detectives confirmed that her bones were found in a quarry near the Stones River National Battlefield. Detectives suspected they could be Analyce's but DNA testing confirmed the bones belonged to the child.
On Jan. 4, some human remains were found off Old Nashville Highway. The medical examiner's office told the Smyrna Police Department that the remains found are those of the missing child.
No arrests have been made in the case.
"It just changes gears to a different type of investigation. We now have a homicide investigation," said detective Jeff Peach during a press conference Thursday night.
Peach worked on the case since April 2006. He told the family about the latest development. The family has said they believe Analyce was kidnapped.
Peach didn't specify how she died except to say she suffered some type of trauma.
Police maintained a list of suspects. Police will continue to investigate any possible connections those individuals may have to Analyce's disappearance and death.