MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned a grand jury has indicted a man who's been under investigation for the disappearance and suspected killing of Tierra Bryant, a teen last seen in 2015 in Middleburg Heights.
Cuyahoga County prosecutors have indicted Rashad Hunt for voluntary manslaughter, felony assault, gross abuse of a corpse and obstructing official business.
The charge of voluntary manslaughter says Hunt acted with "sudden passion" or a "fit of rage" leading to the death of Bryant.
Hunt has been indicted even though Tierra Bryant's body has not been found. The FBI and local police have spent days searching an area in Elyria, but they have not revealed much about the search.
The indictment is based on Hunt’s confession and evidence recovered throughout the investigation, according to a press release from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.
“Unfortunately, another teen in our community has lost their life,” said Michael O'Malley, Cuyahoga County prosecutor. “My condolences go out to the family of Tierra Bryant. It is my hope that at some point in the near future her remains are recovered so that she may receive a proper burial and to assist this family in the healing process.”
Hunt’s arraignment date is July 19.