Dismembered body found at California pier belongs to missing woman

Shelly Titchener.

Shelly Titchener.  (Fox 2)

A dismembered body found near a Northern California pier belonged to a woman reported missing by her husband, who jumped off the Bay Bridge after police recovered her mutilated torso, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

The Alameda County coroner positively identified the remains as Shelly Titchener, 57, after hikers located other body parts along Fremont, California's shoreline on Sunday, the Brisbane Police Department said.

The identification was made through a thumbprint matched to DMV records, it said.

Titchener's late husband, Paul Titchener, is now considered a suspect. He reported her missing on Feb. 15 and committed suicide two days after his wife's torso was found.

Investigators are working to see if anyone else was involved in the woman's death and are in the process of getting search warrants for computers and mobile devices that belonged to Shelly and Paul Titchener, Brisbane police said.

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