Resti umani scoperti in Colorado 28 anni fa è stata identificata come donna scomparsa di Washington

Il mistero della donna non identificata è iniziato quando una famiglia che stava facendo un'escursione nel Colorado occidentale si è imbattuta nei resti a luglio 7, 1994, nell'altopiano di Uncompahgre intorno a Windy Point, il Montrose County Sheriff’s Office disse.


The remains became known asWindy Point Jane Doe,” and would remain so for the next 28 years until investigators cracked part of the cold case on April 19.

Susan Hoppes was identified as the "Windy Point Jane Doe" in aprile 19 -- 28 years after their discovery -- through familial DNA analysis

Susan Hoppes was identified as theWindy Point Jane Doe” in aprile 19 — 28 years after their discoverythrough familial DNA analysis (Montrose County Sheriff’s Office )

Using advanced familial DNA analysis, investigators identified theWindy Point Jane Doeas Susan Hoppes, a woman who was reported missing from Pierce County, Washington, ad agosto. 9, 1993, Sheriff Gene Lillard said in a written statement. Hoppes’ death is being investigated as a homicide.

Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas M. Canfield notified the Hoppes family about the breakthrough.

It is truly remarkable that technology was able to give closure to the family of Susan Hoppes and to all that was involved in the case,” Lillard said. “It has always been a goal to determine who she was and what actually happened to her.

Now that the remains have been identified, investigators are working to uncover the circumstances that led to Hoppes’ death.

The sheriff’s office said Commander Ted Valerio was sent to Washington state to gather information on Hoppes and to meet with detectives and private investigators.

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