Human remains found upstate are those of Bronx woman missing since 2012

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BLOOMING GROVE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say human remains found by utility workers clearing brush in upstate New York have been identified as the victim in a Bronx homicide case.

Troopers say Tuesday an autopsy confirmed the skeleton found in Orange County last week is that of 35-year-old Ramona Moore, missing since July 30, 2012. Nasean Bonie, Moore’s building superintendent in the Bronx, was indicted for her murder last May despite the lack of a corpse.

Bonie is due in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday to be sentenced for assaulting his wife and for a previously scheduled conference hearing on the Moore homicide case.

He has pleaded not guilty to the murder and manslaughter charges related to Moore’s death.

Moore’s body was found April 17 in Blooming Grove, 40 miles north of the Bronx.