Skeletal remains that were discovered at a Queens construction site nearly two years ago have been identified as those of a woman who’s been missing for a decade, police said Friday.

The remains of Stevie Bates, a 28-year-old homeless woman, were found wrapped in a blanket during an excavation on Sept. 18, 2020 at 80-97 Cypress Avenue in Glendale.

The excavation site is right across the street from Mt. Judah Cemetery and not far from at least seven more graveyards.

Bates was first reported missing in April 2012.

Police said the identification of Bates was reported to them Friday by the city’s Medical Examiner.

police sift through site where skeletal remains were found in 2020.
The remains were found wrapped in a blanket during an excavation in 2020.
Stevie Bates
Stevie Bates was reported missing in April of 2012 and her body was found in 2020.

Bates’ cause of death has not yet been confirmed as police continue to investigate.


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