Wrong body exhumed by police to crack Connecticut cold case

Wrong body exhumed by police to crack Connecticut cold case

Connecticut police exhumed a physique Wednesday as a part of a decades-old chilly case investigation — however the unearthed stays turned out to be the fallacious particular person.

The mishap passed off at State Avenue Cemetery in Hamden by authorities investigating the 1975 case of a Jane Doe who was discovered useless, wrapped in tarp, in a drainage ditch behind a division retailer.

Authorities exhumed the physique of what they thought was the unidentified lady, solely to discover a male in that grave, East Haven police instructed WTNH Information 8.

Police consider the murder sufferer was buried within the cemetery after receiving a tip.

“The precise coordinates we had been initially going off appear to be incorrect,” East Haven police captain Joseph Murgo instructed Information 8. “So we do have extra investigative results in observe.

“They by no means marked the grave, and that’s a part of the problem as we try to find her precise burial web site.”

The physique dug up belonged to a person whereas they had been in search of the stays of a younger lady.WTNH

Police have compiled a number of suspects over the practically 50 years since her loss of life, however to higher goal the precise perp police have to know who the sufferer was, in response to the tv station.

“Generations of detectives have labored extraordinarily arduous on this case, however they didn’t have the fashionable expertise that we now have immediately. So we’re assured with immediately’s developments we are able to apply it to this case, and, hopefully, establish her,” Murgo instructed Information 8.

When the Jane Doe was initially discovered, there was nothing to point who she was, stated former New Haven police officer Tony Griego, who has labored the case since his retirement, Information 8 reported.  

She was buried a 12 months after she was discovered.

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