Officials with the New York City Police Department have reported the discovered remains on the shore of Rikers Island are confirmed to be those of missing Delta flight attendant and Teamster member Sierra Shields, the department said.
Shields had been missing since Jan. 14, 2016 and her disappearance prompted a nationwide search.
Teamsters airline division director Captain David Bourne said, “On behalf of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Teamsters airline division and all of our airline members, I want to extend our deepest sympathy and thoughts to the family of Ms. Shields. I want to thank all of the Teamsters who aided the police and her family in the search and rescue efforts. You have demonstrated the true meaning of unity.”
International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 men and women in the United States and Canada.