PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — State police say human remains discovered by a Michigan hunter 31 years ago have been identified as an Oklahoma woman.
First Lieutenant Chuck Christensen tells WOOD-TV that the identity was made by comparing a femur bone with a public genealogy database and interviewing family members. Marcia Bateman of Oklahoma City was 28 years old when she disappeared in 1988.READ MORE: 2 Arrested After Couple Killed In Car With Baby Inside
Christensen says Bateman’s death remains under investigation. He says she was “living on the street a little and somewhat transient.”READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
The remains were found off Interstate 196 in Van Buren County, roughly 200 miles west of Detroit.
Christensen gave credit to the DNA Doe Project, which uses genetic genealogy to identify people. Anyone with information about Bateman can call police at (269) 657-5551.MORE NEWS: More Water Woes For Benton Harbor After Pipe Rupture
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