FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Police have identified the remains of a Michigan couple nearly 40 years after their bodies were found near the Missouri-Arkansas border.
The remains of James Hendricks, of Flint, were found in Missouri in June 1978. The remains of his girlfriend, Kimberlin Mills, of Millington, were discovered 12 miles away in Arkansas.READ MORE: The Detroit Demolition Department Awarding Contracts To Detroit-Based Black Owned Businesses
Michigan State Police say neither was reported missing from Michigan at the time. Hendricks was a parole absconder and thought to have fled with Mills.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators re-ran samples from the case using new fingerprint matching technology in May, which identified Hendricks’ fingerprints on file with the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Authorities contacted the Hendricks family and learned about Mills. The Arkansas State Crime Lab identified Mills in December after collecting family reference DNA.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
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