Annie Bailly's face
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Missing woman’s body identified; memorial service this week

A memorial service for Annie Bailly, a Penngrove woman whose remains were found in February more than two years after her mysterious disappearance, is set for Sunday, April 2, at the B’nai Israel Jewish Center in Petaluma.

The death of the 63-year-old Bailly is being investigated as a homicide, and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department is continuing an investigation into her disappearance and death. Her remains were identified through dental records.

“A cause of death has not been released at this time, however evidence suggests to detectives that Bailly was murdered,” the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

Sgt. Spencer Crum said in an interview this week that “we do have a list of suspects and there are a few more witnesses we’re talking to. We’re working actively on it.”

Bailly’s remains were found in mid-February over an embankment at the Pt. Reyes National Seashore by motorists involved in a collision. She was reported missing on Dec. 7, 2014, by her husband, Kerry Bailly, the sheriff’s department said.

Annie Bailly was a member of B’nai Israel and part of the congregation’s Sisterhood group, according to an email to center members from Rabbi Ted Feldman.

“While there was no formal service marking her death, it would be appropriate, for those who wish, to gather and remember her in the context of our community,” Feldman wrote in his note.

Rob Gloster

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