A solicitor says they have identified a woman who went missing in Florida and died in Southern Georgia after remaining unidentified for 37 years.
A woman who suffered blunt force trauma to the head and died after being injured has been identified as Mary Anga Cowan, who went missing in Seminole County, Florida in the mid-1980s, the Georgia Department of Investigation announced this week.
After the woman’s remains were exhumed from the tomb in 2012, DNA technology was used to confirm a match, and new tests will be conducted in 2022, according to the GBI.
The woman was found injured and unconscious on the side of a highway near Newton, Georgia in the summer of 1985 and later died in hospital.
“In October 2022, a DNA profile was generated for comparison and handed over to the FBI for genealogy research,” GBI said in a news release.
“The investigation found that the unidentified woman was most likely Mary Anga Cowan, aka ‘Angie’. “Agents obtained her DNA from her one of Cowan’s children, and the comparison showed parentage.”