The coroner has ruled the young mother who was found dead in a wooded area of Ashtabula County was murdered.

The body of Rand Hilal Al-Dulaimi was discovered in late July off North Bend Road in Saybrook Township.

Family members reported her missing July 11. She was last seen July 9.

Officials initially said Al-Dulaimi disappeared under what they called "suspicious circumstances."

Her estranged husband Jeffrey Stanley was named as a person of interest.

Stanley was arrested July 14 on an unrelated parole violation and is behind bars in the Ashtabula County Jail.

The couple has a young son who is now in the care of children services.