The following statement was sent to the Channel 3 Newsroom on behalf of Matt Palmgren:
"We have learned today that in addition to Gail Palmgren's Jeep being found below the bluff of Signal Mountain, human remains have been discovered near the site. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department has informed Matthew Palmgren of this development and of the notice for an autopsy this afternoon. It is with great sadness and profound loss that Matthew Palmgren, the Palmgren children and entire family come to terms with this tragic news. For seven months, Matthew Palmgren has assisted authorities in the disappearance of his wife, and he continues to cooperate in the aftermath of this missing person's investigation. It appears that Gail Palmgren lost control of her Jeep on East Brow Road on April 30, 2011 at approximately 12:25 p.m. As difficult as today's news is for everyone in the Palmgren family, Matthew Palmgren wishes to thank the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Signal Mountain Police Department, all emergency services, and all other law enforcement and volunteers who assisted in the search for Gail Palmgren.
We have been told that Gail Palmgren's personal belongings have been found at the scene. With the reality of what these developments mean, Matthew Palmgren and the Palmgren children will be reaching out to Diane Nowacki and the rest of Gail Palmgren's family to make arrangements for Gail's memorial service.
"We ask the community to give Matthew Palmgren and the Palmgren children the necessary space and time to deal with their loss and the proper respect for their family during this extremely difficult time.
- Released by Attorneys Lee Davis and Bryan Hoss on behalf of their client, Matthew Palmgren"
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