感谢一个叫做调查遗传谱系学的过程, the woman was identified November 10 as Tammy Terrell. The 17-year-old’s body was found October 5, 1980, according to a news release from police in Henderson, in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Investigative genetic genealogy is a process that uses DNA testing “to determine relationships between individuals and identify possible relatives of the unidentified victim,” 发布说.
“Detectives then use the information to contact potential relatives in an attempt to identify family members have gone missing,” 发布说.
Tammy was last seen at a restaurant in Roswell, 新墨西哥, 在九月 28, 1980, with an unknown White man and woman, “possibly planning to leave New Mexico for an unknown destination in California,” 发布说.
Her body was found one week later by a passing driver in the desert area near Arroyo Grande Boulevard and Lake Mead Parkway, 发布说. 在里面 41 years since her disappearance, 警察说 “all attempts to identify her to this point had been unsuccessful.”
The investigation into Tammy’s death is ongoing, 警察说.
News about Tammy’s case follows a Tuesday announcement that Las Vegas police used DNA testing and genealogical research to solve the 42-year-old homicide case of a teen girl who died in