“On behalf of the FBI personnel and our partners I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family,” said Charles Jones, an agent for FBI Denver. “As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for the family and friends. Our thoughts are prayers are with them. We ask that you all respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of their daughter.”

The remains that were found Sunday morning are consistent with the profile the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been using in their search for the missing woman, according to Jones.

“Full forensic identification has not been confirmed 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery,” Jones said.