SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas say a body exhumed this week could be that of a woman missing from Belgium.
Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said Tuesday DNA will determine the identity of a body exhumed from Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
The woman, referred to as “Miss Molly,” was buried 33 years ago after her body was found in January 1986 in a creek near Salina.
Soldan told The Topeka Capital-Journal the death was investigated as a homicide because the woman was beaten and thrown off a bridge into the creek.
He says Interpol in Europe has DNA from the missing Belgium woman, but Kansas authorities didn’t have DNA to try for a match until the exhumation.
Soldan says DNA tests could take six to eight months.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com