SEATTLE (AP) — King County sheriff’s cold case detectives hope advances in DNA testing and databases will help them identify a woman’s body found near Carnation in 1969 and known as the “Tolt Hill Jane Doe.”
The body was exhumed Friday from a Seattle cemetery where she was buried 42 years ago.
Sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart says if the woman can be identified, investigators will have a better chance of finding her killer. Databases have been growing, especially with DNA samples from family members of missing persons.
Urquhart says the exhumation of the Tolt Hill Jane Doe is not related to the recent addition of serial killer Ted Bundy’s DNA to a national database.