The remains found during a search in December belonged to missing Houston woman Taylor Pomaski, officials confirmed Saturday.
The 29-year-old woman vanished on April 25, 2021, after a party at her home in Spring, Tex. Witnesses reported that Pomaski and her then-boyfriend, former NFL tight end Kevin Ware Jr., got into a “violent fight” in front of their guests.
Ware was out on bond at the time after being arrested six days earlier; police who pulled him over for driving 115 mph allegedly found an ounce of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, a loaded AK-47 and a loaded 9mm pistol in his possession.
Pomaski’s ex-boyfriend, Eric Zuleger, told Inside Edition last year that Pomaski told him that Ware had hit her, but that she was going back to him anyway.
“She was gaunt and had bruises and some swelling on her face,” Zuleger said. “It was a big difference the physical transformation from February to April. It was shocking.”
Ware, who previously played for the Washington Commanders and San Francisco 49ers, was named a person of interest in Pomaski’s disappearance.
Pomaski’s remains were found in December in North Harris County during a search by Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators and members of Texas EquuSearch. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office confirmed to the Daily News Sunday that the Institute of Forensic Science has identified the remains as hers.
A cause of death has not been announced.
“The investigation is still open and active and homicide investigators are diligent on bringing this case to a close,” Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland told The News.
A lawyer for Ware, who is being held without bail after allegedly violating conditions of bond for drug and weapons charges unrelated to the disappearance, told The News that police have not spoken to the former athlete since June.