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Stevie Bates woman was wrapped in a blanket during an excavation at 80-97 Cypress Avenue in Glendale on September 18, 2020.
Stevie Bates was 28 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Authorities say that skeletal remains found during an excavation at a New York City construction in 2020 have been identified as belonging to a teen who vanished during a cross-country trip a decade earlier.
Now the New York City Police Department is asking for information about the 2012 disappearance and death of Stevie Bates, 19, of Brooklyn.
On Friday, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as those of Bates, the NYPD confirmed in an email to people.
According to the NYPD, the remains were found on September 18, 2020, during an excavation at a construction site at 80-97 Cypress Avenue in Queens. Her body was wrapped in a blanket, AMNY reports.
According to the missing person report, the outlet reports Bates had taken part in Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011 and 2012.
“The cause of death remains part of the ongoing investigation,” the NYPD said in the email.
In April 2012, Bates vanished while travelling back to New York City after a cross-country trip, her mother, Vivian Jones, wrote on the FindStevieBates website in 2013. On April 27, 2012, Bates was “travelling alone by Greyhound bus to NYC from Hot Springs, AK,” Jones wrote.
Jones last spoke to her daughter at 7:52 p.m. on April 27, 2012, when she was on a layover at a bus stop in Pittsburgh, she wrote.
Bates told her that when she got to New York City, she planned to meet up with her ex-boyfriend “at his Queens, N.Y. address” before coming to see her mother in Yonkers, she wrote in a GoFundMe she set up called Help Stevie Bates Family Find Peace: Sad Update.
Surveillance camera footage from the Port Authority Bus shows Bates “coming up the escalator from the Greyhound bus at 8:51 a.m. and walking downtown on 8th Avenue from 42nd Street” on April 28, 2012, Jones wrote.
On April 26, 2012, Bates had Facebook conversations with her ex-boyfriend, high school friends and her best friend — with whom she had made plans to meet up for spring break, Jones wrote.
Her ex-boyfriend “claimed he hadn’t seen her since before she left NYC on April 19, 2012, to begin her travels,” Jones wrote. She didn’t have any activity “on her card since April 26, 2012,” she wrote. She added, “Stevie NEVER goes without calling me.”
The OCME positively identified the remains on Friday, but Jones noted on March 30, 2021, on the FindStevieBates website that she and her family had learned that Bates’ remains had been discovered.
“It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce after nine long years of suffering the unknown our greatest fear has been confirmed,” Jones wrote. “Through the recent discovery of our beloved Stevie’s remains, we know that her precious life was taken in April 2012.
“We, the family of Stevie Bates, would like to thank you for your unwavering support and prayers throughout this catastrophic and unimaginable tragedy. Funeral arrangements and details will be posted shortly.”
Bates took part in gifted programs from preschool through high school, and Jones wrote in the GoFundMe that her daughter “graduated from Bronx High School of Science as a National Achievement Scholar and a recipient of several awards and scholarships for her academic excellence.”
“Her talents eventually took her to Hunter College of NYC to study Architectural Design on a full scholarship,” she wrote. According to Jones, Bates “was a passionate soul who loved to laugh and bring joy. She lived her life to the fullest always.”
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.