PINEVILLE, Mo. — The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office has tentatively identified the female found last week alongside Highway 59 between Lanagan and Noel.

According to friends, 25-year-old Jessica McCormack has not been seen since around the middle of July.

The Sheriff’s Office says it has strong evidence to believe the body found with a suitcase by a bicyclist last month on the side of Highway 59 is that of McCormack.

Formal identification will not be complete until dental records and DNA samples are confirmed, but authorities do have a DNA sample from a family member at this time to compare.

McCormack’s three small children have not been seen since her disappearance. The Sheriff’s office needs your help to find the kids. They have been identified as 4-year-old Siah Casillas, 20-month-old Saidah Noor and 7-month old Intisar Mahamed.