BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities used DNA to lastly determine the physique of a 1991 murder sufferer in New Jersey identified by her tattoo as “Tiger Woman.” Nonetheless, her demise and killer stay unknown.
Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer on Friday introduced the sufferer is Wendy Louise Baker of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
She was 16 years previous when her physique was discovered off Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township close to the Pennsylvania border on Oct. 26, 1991. Her demise was dominated a murder, however investigators have been by no means in a position to decide how she died. There have been no gunshot wounds or vital trauma.
She grew to become referred to as the “Tiger Woman” due to a tiger tattoo on her left calf.
The prosecutor says DNA extracted from her bones in 2020 helped authorities replace her profile and to discover geneological databases. That led police in July 2021 to one in every of her uncles in Pennsylvania, who recognized his lacking niece.
Her mom died in 1999 and her father died in 2015. The prosecutor stated she was raised by her stepmother till she was 15 years previous.
DNA obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Bruce Baker was her father.
Pfeiffer has made it a precedence to make use of DNA know-how to assist remedy chilly case homicides since he took workplace final 12 months.
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