Authorities Thursday Exhuming Body of Woman Found Near Parker
Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice says Thursday, October 14 is the day he’ll exhume the body of a woman found dead in 1988 near the Parker Dam in Parker. He's hoping to get DNA from the body to help identify her.
A digital picture has been issued but so far her identity remains a mystery
In September Curtice issued digital art picture of the woman hoping to find a “presumptive family member for DNA testing to finally identify the person.” Shortly after the picture was released Curtice says he received two contacts that may be able to provide more information but the woman hasn’t yet been identified. Thus the reason why he's hoping for more positive results with DNA from her body.
The coroner is hoping Thursday will end a years long search for her identity
Officials from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office say a detective will be on the scene when the body is exhumed. Do you recognize her? Curtice says he's spent years on the case and is hoping Thursday will be the beginning of the end of a journey to find her identity.
Curtice say he doesn’t know how she died but it’s presumed she was a victim of a homicide. Curtice says identifying the woman has been a goal of his for years.
You can call in your tips anonymously to Crimestoppers
If you can help or recognize this person you are urged to contact the Yakima County Coroner’s Office 509-574-1610 and or the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office 509-574-2500. CrimeStoppers at (800) 248-9980 www.crimestoppersyakco.org