Remains Of 1980 Homicide Victim Exhumed
BLUE EARTH (AP) - Authorities in southern Minnesota have exhumed the remains of a woman killed more than three decades ago, hoping to finally identify the victim.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Faribault County sheriff's investigators are hoping new DNA samples from the remains will lead to the identity of a woman known only as Jane Doe.
The woman was killed after she was picked up hitchhiking in May of 1980. Her body was dumped in a ravine in Faribault County and later discovered by a farmer. Sheriff's Chief Deputy Scott Adams says eight or nine years later, a retired state trooper admitted killing the woman and was sent to prison.
The woman's body was exhumed Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Adams says the woman deserves to be named and have her family located.