正体不明の女性の謎は、コロラド州西部でハイキングをしている家族が7月に遺跡を偶然見つけたときに始まりました。 7, 1994, ウィンディポイント周辺のアンコンパーグルプラトー, インクルード Montrose County Sheriff’s Office 前記.
The remains became known as “Windy Point Jane Doe,” and would remain so for the next 28 years until investigators cracked part of the cold case on April 19.
Using advanced familial DNA analysis, investigators identified the “Windy Point Jane Doe” as Susan Hoppes, a woman who was reported missing from Pierce County, ワシントン, 8月に. 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.