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.”