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Stephanie Warner’s Boyfriend Named Prime Suspect in Her Disappearance

Two years after police began investigating the disappearance of Stephanie Anne Warner, officials have officially named her boyfriend the prime suspect in the case.

Stephanie Anne Warner (left) was last seen by her boyfriend, Lennie Ames (right) on the afternoon of July 4th, 2013, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Jackson County Sheriff's Office

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office released a statement on their Facebook page Wednesday night stating, "the information gathered thus far indicates that Warner is deceased and Lennie Ames was responsible for her death."

Ames, now 62 who currently resides in Moultrie, Georgia, reportedly gave investigators inconsistent statements about Warner's disappearance, and was the last person to see Warner after leaving a fourth of July celebration in 2013 in Ashland, Oregon, officials said. Police had considered Ames a person of interest in the case for more than a year prior to officially naming him a suspect.

The case is still considered active and detectives ask that anyone with information call (541) 774-8333 or email CID@jacksoncounty.org.

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