FAIRFIELD, Ohio - David Markham's worst fears were realized Wednesday when investigators identified skeletal remains found in a rural part of Indiana as his missing daughter, Katelyn.
On Thursday, 9 On Your Side anchor Clyde Gray sat down for a one-on-one interview with David Markham, who says the recent events "bring closure" but also "open a new chapter" in the mystery of what happened to his then-21-year-old daughter on August 13, 2011.
David Markham told Gray that he doesn't think his daughter died a "natural death."
"I don't believe Katelyn ended up in that spot by herself," he said.
The grieving father also says he plans to go to the site near Cedar Grove, Ind., where his daughter was found once police finish searching the area for clues. He also said he'd like to thank Andy Hicks, the man who discovered Katelyn Markham's remains Sunday, for bringing him closure.
David Markham also wants to thank the searchers for their efforts and the support he received from friends, family, and concerned people in his community and around the country for their continuous support over the past 20 months. He said he "wouldn't be sitting here today if it weren't for them."
Plans for Katelyn Markham's funeral have been put on hold due to the police investigation. David Markham said he expects the funeral to happen in three or four weeks.
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