Remains found in Osceola County woods ID’d as missing woman, husband

Florida deputies identify bodies as Claudia Pena, Nicolas Alvarez

Claudia Pena. (Kissimmee Police Department)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Remains found in Osceola County late last week have been confirmed to belong to a missing 25-year-old woman and her husband, according to the sheriff’s office.

In a release on Monday, deputies announced the remains had been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Claudia Pena, 25, and her husband Nicolas Alvarez, 22.

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Kissimmee police announced Pena’s disappearance last week, reporting she had last been seen by her family on April 6 near Pesca Drive and Baleno Lane.

She was reportedly driving a blue 2009 Nissan Sentra, though the car was eventually discovered on Friday near a wooded area in Osceola County.

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While searching the wooded area, investigators found two remains — one of which had clothing that was “consistent” with Pena, police added.

Despite the identification on Monday, the couple’s cause of death has yet to be determined.

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