Aug 10, 2020 2:54 PM

DNA testing results in ID of 'Miss Molly'

Posted Aug 10, 2020 2:54 PM
<b>A sketch of how "Miss Molly" was believed to have looked.</b> Image courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
A sketch of how "Miss Molly" was believed to have looked. Image courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

Updated DNA testing has resulted in the identification of "Miss Molly," an unidentified deceased woman who was found in a creek along Interstate 70 in Saline County on Jan. 25, 1986.

On July 29, 2019, the woman's body was exhumed from Gypsum Hill Cemetery so that samples could be obtained for DNA testing. The resulting DNA profile was entered in the FBI Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and in late February the Saline County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a possible familial match was obtained, according to a news release from the sheriff's office this morning.

"After further examination this match provided positive identification of ‘Miss Molly’ which has since been confirmed thru dental records," the news release noted.

The sheriff's office plans to conduct a news conference for credentialed media at 4 p.m. Tuesday to release additional information about the case. Check Salina Post for further information.