The remains of Mitrice Richardson have been identified in Malibu Canyon, a source tells the Los Angeles Times.
CNN confirmed the news and said that the family has been informed.
The body was found on Monday about two and a half miles from the last credible sighting of her on Sept. 17, 2009.
Richardson had vanished nearly a year ago, after she was arrested for being unable to pay an $89 dinner tab at a Malibu restaurant and subsequently released in the early morning hours while it was still dark.
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