Human stays present in Pennsylvania nearly a decade in the past have been recognized as these of a 14-year-old lady who disappeared in 1969, state police stated Tuesday.
The stays of Joan Marie Dymond, who disappeared from a park in Wilkes-Barre on June 25, 1969, have been present in 2012 however have been solely lately recognized, police stated.
“We by no means stopped pursuing solutions, and this investigation stays very energetic,” Capt. Patrick Dougherty, commanding officer for Pennsylvania State Police Troop P, stated in a press release.
Genetic family tree testing led to the identification introduced Tuesday, state police stated.
The stays have been present in November 2012 on the grounds of a former coal-mining operation in Newport Township, west of Wilkes-Barre, police stated.
The individuals who discovered them have been “digging for relics in a trash-filled melancholy within the floor” on the time, state police stated.
Investigators decided that the individual died of suspicious or “foul play” circumstances, police stated. The stays have been despatched for testing to a Texas-based firm, Othram Inc., in March, and samples from members of Dymond’s household led to the identification, in line with police.
“She was a candy lady and didn’t deserve what occurred to her,” Dymond’s sister Suzanne Estock stated at a information convention Tuesday, in line with NBC affiliate WBRE of Wilkes-Barre.
The final time Estock spoke to her sister, she was excited as a result of Estock was going to have a baby.
“She was enthusiastic about being an aunt and me having a child and coming down to go to,” Estock stated, in line with video from the station.
Police are nonetheless in search of who was liable for Dymond’s loss of life and are asking anybody with data to contact authorities.
“After 53 years, the household of Joan Marie Dymond very a lot deserves closure. We’ll do all the things in our energy to see that they’ve it,” Dougherty, the police captain, stated in Tuesday’s assertion.
Family tree testing has led to the identification of stays of people that died many years in the past — or, in some circumstances, the individuals who killed them.
In September, the FBI in Georgia introduced that the know-how confirmed a now-dead truck driver killed a Michigan lady who had been lacking for 33 years. It was referred to as the primary identified case wherein each the sufferer and the killer had been recognized by family tree know-how.