BURLEY — A memorial service is planned Saturday, Jan. 20 for Tiffani Streling, a woman who was missing for 2½ years before her remains were found late last year in Jerome County.
The services will be held at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2262 Hiland Ave., Burley.
The gathering will be open to the public.
“We need to have good memories and time to reflect,” said Melissa Belt, Streling’s mother.
A lunch will be offered after the services.
“I really need to do this now. I need to get on with the grieving process and I want her soul to be restful,” Belt said. “Her father and her step-mother want to have another service later on after her remains are returned. I don’t feel like I can wait.”
It’s hard to wait in limbo, she said.
“I think being part of this service will help a lot of people,” Belt said. “We will never forget but it’s time to remember some of the good times.”
Law enforcement officials are still waiting for lab results from the FBI.
Streling’s skull was identified through dental records but more DNA tests and forensic tests will be performed, Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall said.
Police are still looking for the rest of her remains.
Although Streling was reported missing in Cassia County, which investigated the missing person’s case as a potential homicide, no one knows for sure where the crime took place, McFall said.
Streling was reported missing by her then boyfriend James McClaws, who said she walked from his house to a friend’s house a couple block away and was never seen afterwards by family members.
Streling was in the process of moving in with him when she disappeared.
McFall indicated the case will likely be turned over to the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information on the case should call the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office at 208-878-2251.