Some questions will finally be answered in a three-plus decade long murder investigation in Saline County.
On Monday morning, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office says that DNA testing of an unidentified female nicknamed “Miss Molly” has confirmed a familial match and that the Sheriff’s Office will have an announcement to inform the public on Tuesday.
The body of “Miss Molly” was found along Interstate-70 in Saline County on Jan. 25, 1986. Authorities were unable to identify the body and have not found any suspects related to her death.
However, in early 2019, the body was exhumed so that samples could be obtained for DNA testing.
A press conference is scheduled to announce the results on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Masks will be required with social distancing and it is limited to credentialed media.
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Here’s the official release from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office:
“1986 Homicide Victim Case Update
SALINE CO KS – 8:45 AM / August 10th, 2020
The morning of July 29th, 2019 the body of an unidentified female nicknamed ‘Miss Molly’ was exhumed so that samples could be obtained for DNA testing. ‘Miss Molly’ was found deceased in a creek along Interstate-70 in Saline County January 25th, 1986.
The resulting DNA profile was entered in the FBI Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and in late February the Sheriff’s Office was notified that a possible familial match was obtained. After further examination this match provided positive identification of ‘Miss Molly’ which has since been confirmed thru dental records.
There will be a press conference for the media on August 11th, 2020 at 4:00PM at the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Training Room, 251 N 10th, Salina KS.
Masks will be required and admission to the press conference will be limited to credentialed media to ensure social distancing can be maintained.”