Database to Help ID Body Found in River

5 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, October 11 2013 Oct 11, 2013 Friday, October 11, 2013 9:02:49 AM CDT October 11, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

HANNIBAL (AP) - Nearly four weeks after the remains of a young woman were found in the Mississippi River in northeast Missouri, officials still have no idea about her identity. A national database is being enlisted to help solve the puzzle.

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn told the Quincy, Ill., Herald-Whig that the young woman found Sept. 15 near Hannibal is almost certainly not from the area. He says the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexander, Va., is joining in the effort to identify her.

The victim was apparently 15 to 30 years old, about 5-foot-3 and weighing about 135 pounds.
A medical examiner ruled the case a homicide.

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