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Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:56 PM Feb 23

Wow! Remains of Oregon teenager identified by DNA after more than 50 years [View all]

The remains of a teenager found more than 50 years ago have been identified through advanced DNA technology as a young woman who went missing from Portland, Oregon state police said.

The remains are that of Sandra Young, a high school student who disappeared in 1968 or 1969, police said on Thursday in a news release.

“Sandra Young has now regained her identity after 54 years,” Dr Nici Vance, human identification program coordinator at the Oregon state medical examiner’s office, said in the news release, noting the diligence and collaboration between family members, law enforcement, medical examiner staff and the DNA company Parabon NanoLabs.

“This is yet another example of the innovative ways the ME’s Office and investigative genetic genealogy can help Oregonians find closure,” Vance said.
After Young’s sister uploaded a DNA sample and talked with a Portland police detective, genetic evidence confirmed the remains belonged to Young, police said.

The sister finally found her deceased sister!
They don't know what happened, but most likely something sinister.

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