Fargo remains identified as missing West Fargo Woman

Photo courtesy: Fargo Police Department 

The search for a woman missing since 2018 is over.

Fargo Police Deputy Chief Joseph Anderson made the announcement Thursday morning at the Fargo Police Department.

32-year-old Brenda Kay Kartes was seen last on July 12, 2018 in the vicinity of 3501 Westrac Drive in Fargo. She was reported absconded by Centre, Inc., on that date, when she left the building, on foot by herself. She was then reported missing on July 30 by Centre.

Anderson says the cause of death is unknown -- and that the death is being labeled as "suspicious".

The remains were found in a cemetery -- in plain view -- near the river in south Fargo. Anderson says they were 'skeletal remains'.

The investigation continues, and Fargo Police are asking for the public's help.

"We believe there is someone, or multiple people, who have additional information regarding Brenda's disappearance or death," Anderson said in Thursday's press conference. "We are asking for anyone with information regarding Brenda's disappearance, death, or both, to contact us."

There are two ways to contact the police department -- via a tip line, or text-a-tip.

The tip line number is 701-241-5777, and text-a-tip is 701-730-8888.