Pennsylvania State Police say DNA checks present that a physique exhumed from a pauper’s grave final fall is sort of actually that of a thirteen-yr-previous Pittsburgh woman final seen in 1967.
The badly decomposed physique was present in a landfill in Salem Township, Westmoreland County in September 1967, not lengthy after Teala Patricia Thompson was final seen.
Authorities weren’t capable of determine the physique so it was buried in a grave for unclaimed stays. However final October, a chilly-case investigator bought permission to have the stays exhumed. Shortly after that was publicized, Thompson’s household got here ahead and gave DNA samples.
DNA exams obtained this week present it is forty seven.5 billion instances extra seemingly the stays are associated to the Thompsons than not.
Trooper Stephen Limani says police now have a murder investigation.
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