Remains found in Pasco County, Florida have been positively identified as Judith Therianos, who disappeared more than three weeks ago.
The decomposed body was located Thursday night in a wooded area north of US 19 off Green Key in New Port Richey, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. A cause and manner of death is not known at this time, and the case remains under investigation.
Judi, 52, traveled from her home in Alfred, Maine, with close friend Glenda Cook and her family, for a road trip to Florida to help care for a friend undergoing liver cancer treatments. Judi decided to stay for several more weeks to visit with other old friends in the area. She had planned to return to Maine for Easter.
Then on March 19, after family and friends realized no one had heard from the grandmother of two, Judi's sister phoned authorities to report her missing.
It is unclear the last time anyone saw Judi in person. There have been several unconfirmed sightings over the past two weeks, but her loved ones are particularly concerned about what one friend saw on March 11. Judi stopped by the woman's home to pick up some belongings. With her was an older man she introduced as 'Charlie.' Judi had a black eye, the friend later told police.