MORAINE — A newly filed search warrant return unveiled what items police seized from the Hemple Road property, where Michelle Burgan’s body was discovered in September.
The court documents, filed last week, show police found Burgan’s ID card, Social Security card and other miscellaneous cards in a wallet at the property in the 5500 block of Hemple Sept. 6.
Police also recovered prescription medications belonging to Burgan and other personal items of Burgan’s in a tub and tote container, the court records show.
Burgan’s remains were found hidden under a tent in a wooded area on the property and police arrested Gilbert Revere, 57, who lived at the house on the property.
Revere has since been indicted on charges of tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse and failure to report knowledge of a death.
Police responded to the house after Middletown police asked Moraine police to check the address for Burgan, who was reported missing back on May 16, 2017, records show.
“I think everybody’s stress levels are pretty high. Just knowing finally we can wrap things up and know that Michelle is back with us and we can finally get closure after 17 months,” said William Morgan, Burgan’s brother.
Burgan’s remains were formally identified by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation this month, according to the agency.
"All of the evidence indicated that we had recovered Michelle Burgan's remains, but the DNA test results now officially confirm it," said Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson. "We continue to urge anyone with information about Michelle's death to please contact us at 937-535-1166."
Burgan was one of four adult women who disappeared under suspicious circumstances from May 2016 to May 2017, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Brandy English, 43, has been missing since May 11, 2016; Amber Flack, 32, has been missing since September 1, 2016; and Melinda Miller, 49, has been missing since February 19, 2017.
"Criminal intelligence analysts with our BCI Missing Persons Unit have been working closely with Middletown police in an effort to find these missing women, but every lead so far has been a dead end," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. "These women have families who desperately want to find them, and someone out there knows what happened to these women."
Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw is asking people to come forward with any information they may have on any of the women’s disappearances, even if they want to remain anonymous.
"Right now there is no indication that the cases are linked, but there is no evidence that they aren't,” Muterspaw said. “These women literally disappeared without a trace, but we are determined to find them.”
Anyone with information related to the disappearances of English, Flack and/or Miller should contact Middletown police at 513-425-7737 or BCI at 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446).