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Authorities identify ‘Grace Doe’ found in 1990 in Missouri

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ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) — McDonald County authorities say they have identified a woman whose body was found in 1990.

The sheriff's office said Wednesday forensic testing identified the woman, who had been dubbed “Grace Doe," as Shawna Beth Garber of Kansas.

Her decomposed remains were found in December 1990 in southwestern McDonald County.

An autopsy revealed she had been raped and strangled about two months before her body was found.

In 2020, Othram, a forensics company, extracted DNA from the remains.

McDonald County authorities eventually found a half-sister who donated DNA.

On Monday, the sheriff's department was notified that the two women's DNA matched.

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