After five long, sorrowful years of searching for their daughter Cheyann Klus, who had disappeared after a night out in Chicago, the Klus’ worst fears were realized when authorities discovered her remains. Taking to social media to share this heart-wrenching news and express gratitude towards everyone who helped with the search effort, they also shared details surrounding this tragedy which hadn’t been told in all these years.

The evening of Cheyann Klus’ disappearance was filled with a typical Friday night out in Chicago, yet her life ended that night as she went missing. Five years later, after an unimaginable amount of time without answers, the remains found have been identified and confirmed to be those belonging to the 22-year-old woman. As this heartbreaking news resurfaces what had once happened on that fateful night five years ago, her family mourns for their loss today.

This shocking news will no doubt bring immense heartache and pain to the Klus family, who had held onto a glimmer of hope since her mysterious disappearance five years ago. We can all relate to the intense sadness that comes with losing someone you love unexpectedly – it is an especially difficult journey for those affected. Now they can find some peace in knowing what happened during this tragedy that took away their beloved daughter and sister.

The Klus family took to social media to share the devastating news that Cheyann’s remains had been located. The overwhelming emotion of shock and sorrow felt by them were reciprocated by those who knew her, as well as close friends and family members. While it is too late for any sort of closure, may her final resting place bring a sense of peace in this incredibly trying period. Though she has passed away, Cheyann will never be forgotten from the hearts and minds of all who loved her dearly.

Mariah Klus, her beloved sister, took to Facebook and wrote: “As her immediate family [father, sisters, brothers, nephews] in mourning, we ask for privacy as we grieve the unbearable loss of a daughter, sister, aunt, and a human being. We plan to hold a private memorial service for Cheyann amongst us, but we hope that everyone can find solace in knowing that she has been found and respectfully laid to rest.”

Klus was last spotted alive at Brian Biddle’s residence, where she and her friends had been partying at an “all-day, all-night private party.”

In 2018, Chad Chanapai, her good friend and confidant, revealed to Crime Watch Daily TV that, “From what I understood, she took her laptop and maybe a few pieces of clothing, and that’s about it.”

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement: “The Sheriff’s Office worked closely with the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI to successfully identify the remains of Cheyann Klus through dental records last week. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with Chicago Police to investigate the circumstances of her death, but we are grateful to help bring some measure of closure to Klus’s family.”