ARLINGTON — The human remains that were discovered at Twin Rivers Park on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 1, have since been identified.
On Friday, Feb. 7, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner officially identified the deceased as 38-year-old Jeremy M. Imrie of Arlington, who was reported missing after he was last seen near the Lincoln Bridge on May 9, 2013.
Imrie’s girlfriend, Shelly Bryant, had set up a Facebook page last year, at www.facebook.com/Find.JeremyImrie13.1271, to network with anyone who might have had any clues about him.
“Jeremy was the kind of person who would light up a room with his warm personality and sense of humor,” said Bryant, who praised Imrie as an excellent provider for her and her family alike. “He was a hardworking, loyal, kindhearted man who was devoted to his loved ones. He loved his children, his family and his childhood friends dearly. He is loved by many and missed by all who know him.”
Following the Medical Examiner’s identification of his remains, Bryant released a public statement through the “Find Jeremy Imrie” Facebook page that same day, thanking all those who helped circulate word of Imrie’s disappearance online.
“That meant so much to his family, his children, his friends and to myself,” Bryant said. “This is not the outcome we had hoped for, and many questions are still left unanswered, eight months after his disappearance. There is still no closure, but his family is thankful they can lay him to rest in peace.”
Bryant asked the public to be respectful of the privacy of Imrie’s family and loved ones, to allow them time to grieve.
“We all see missing persons flyers on a daily basis, and none of us ever think it will hit close to home, or to someone you love,” Bryant said. “It could happen to anyone. We ask that you continue to share missing persons flyers in Jeremy’s memory. With the power of social media, and your compassion for those with loved ones who are missing, even if you don’t know them, we can all help make a difference. When a loved one is missing, just seeing that someone has cared enough to share the post means the world to that person’s loved ones. It helps them keep hope alive, knowing that people care.”