Teen Found Slain In Texas In 1982 Identified Through DNA

HARTFORD, Conn. (January 10, 2014) A teenage girl who was found slain in Texas more than 30 years ago has been identified as a girl who disappeared in 1982 in Connecticut.

Connecticut state police say the remains of Michelle Garvey were found on July 1, 1982 in a field in Houston, but nobody knew who she was.

Police say her identity was discovered after the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas had the body exhumed to obtain DNA samples

The girl from New London, Conn., was 14 when she was last seen on June 1, 1982.

Authorities believe she ran away from home.

State police say Garvey's family has been notified and efforts are being made to have the remains returned to Connecticut for burial.

The police investigation is continuing.


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