- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - State police have exhumed the remains of a body found more than four decades ago in central Pennsylvania.

Trooper David Beohm said the remains were exhumed Tuesday at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon so that more DNA evidence could be obtained to try to identify the victim.

A game warden found the remains in October 1973 under a green plastic tarp and branches in Union Township near Jonestown, about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Authorities said evidence suggests that the victim was 16 to 20 years old and troopers believed that she may have been a runaway.

Last fall, officials unveiled a reconstruction of a woman’s head and neck. Officials said tipsters sent them searching for a woman who might be the victim, but she turned out to be alive.


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