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DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that the human remains they found are the Gwinnett County mom who went missing six months ago.

The GBI announced the discovery happened while their agency, along with the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Department, in coordination with Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Rapid Response Team conducting a large-scale woodlands search of the area, Chestatee Wildlife, where missing woman Tosha Herron's car was located. 

Herron's badly damaged car was found days after she went missing, in a wooded area on Highway 129 north in Lumpkin County, Ga., on Oct. 12, 2016.

PHOTOS: Car of missing Gwinnett County mother found 

They found a boot that matched the boot that was found around the time her car was located. The remains were collected by the GBI Crime Scene Specialist and transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Officer for examination.

The GBI Medical Examiner’s preliminary results indicate that the remains are Herron's.  The GBI said that foul play is not suspect "at this point."

She was reported missing after family members said she did not arrive to meet a friend and did not call her children to tell them good night. At the time, family members were not sure if foul play was involved, or if Herron suffered some sort of injury in the accident.

According to her father, Herron took medication for a condition that can cause seizures. The family isn't sure if that may have been a contributing factor in the crash.

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