UPDATE May 23, 2018:
Human remains found at Chalamont Park in Little Rock Tuesday have been identified as Ebby Steppach, according to the Little Rock Police Department, KARK-TV reports.
Ebby's parents, Laurie and Michael Steppach, issued a statement: "Her death is being investigated as a homicide. We have nor will have no more comments on her case at this time."
Investigators discovered the remains on Tuesday inside a drainage pipe that runs parallel to the park underground and has a manhole cover.
FBI agents and the Public Works Department assisted investigators with excavating the scene.
When Ebby Steppach was reported missing in Oct. of 2015 her car was found abandoned at Chalamont Park. She was 18 at the time of her disappearance.
Investigators searched the park again in Nov. 2016.
May 22, 2018
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- (KARK) -- The Little Rock Police Department says officers and detectives are on the scene in Chalamont Park recovering human remains.
The LRPD posted the information on its Facebook page early Tuesday afternoon.
- "LRPD can confirm we have recovered some humans remains," Little Rock Police posted.
The LRPD says the remains found are skeletal and were found in a drainage pipe that runs parallel to the park underground and has a manhole cover.
FBI agents are on the scene assisting police investigators with sifting through dirt.
Chalamont Park is located just south of Highway 10/Cantrell Road.
In November 2016, police searched the park as part of the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Ebby Steppach and it was the last place where she was reported to have been seen in Oct. 2015 and her car was found at the park a week after she was reported missing.