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Authorities in Indiana were able to identify a dead body found 20 years ago with the help of DNA technology and are hoping to solve the murder case.

The woman — Tina L. Cabanaw of Detroit — was IDed by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department who used an FBI lab in Virginia, the National Missing Persons DNA Database, and a genetic genealogy database.

They finally confirmed Cabanaw’s identity after using a DNA test of her daughter, Jessica Gallegos of Colorado.

“I was starting to lose the hope. It was 20 years later when I got the call,” Gallegos told The Herald-Republican. “It was over.”

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https://nypost.com/2019/07/21/dead-body-identified-20-years-later-through-daughters-dna/
 

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Hopefully they were able to find and preserve DNA of the murderer upon discovering the body. It was 1999, so that's hopeful, but it's a rural area so budget and resources might not have provided means to do so. Or the usual caveats for storage, proper chain of custody, etc.
 

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