Remains of missing Illinois woman identified in Missouri
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police in Illinois and Missouri have identified the woman whose dismembered body was found at an Interstate 70 rest stop more than a decade ago.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis on Tuesday identified the victim as Deanna D. Howland of Alton, Illinois.
A highway maintenance worker found Howland's torso on June 28, 2004, in Warren County, Missouri, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. She would have been 35 at the time of her disappearance.
DNA samples provided by members of Howland's family helped identify her remains.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about Howland's death to contact the sheriff's departments in Warren County or Madison County, Illinois.