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Police Exhume Body Of A Woman Found More Than 30 Years Ago. They're Trying To Identify Her With DNA Technology
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Police Exhume Body Of A Woman Found More Than 30 Years Ago. They're Trying To Identify Her With DNA Technology

(CNN)Police in Saline County, Kansas, are trying to identify the body of a woman found more than 30 years ago.

This cold case is the first genetic genealogy arrest to go to trial The FBI had previously released a sketch of Miss Molly as part of an effort to identify her. The FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program or VICAP alert, says that the body was found partially-clothed on January 25, 1986. Miss Molly had blue eyes and brown hair with frosted highlights. She was believed to have been 25 to 30 years old and had several scars on her body, the FBI alert said. Dental X-rays were performed a month after the body was discovered and provided no further identification, according to the alert. In the past year several bodies have been identified and multiple crimes have been solved thanks to new DNA technology, A woman who was shot to death in Lake Tahoe in 1982 was finally identified in May after DNA sleuths used samples from the crime scene to determine who the victim and her killer were after 37 years. In that case, samples from the victim were sent to a private DNA lab and the results were uploaded to a DNA database called GEDMatch which uses uploaded DNA to help identify victims and suspects in crimes. It's the same database authorities used to catch the Golden State Killer.