Memphis Police have identified the remains of one of the women found on the grounds of the former Mall of Memphis.
Detectives said Thursday that someone murdered Kathy Higginbotham. Higginbotham had been missing since October of 2005.
Officers combed the now vacant field near Perkins and Showplace Wednesday afternoon. The bodies of two women were discovered there last week. Late Thursday afternoon, police ruled Higginbotham's death a murder. Authorities have not yet identified the remains of the second woman, but said she was stabbed to death.