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New technology and DNA from under a postage stamp help identify missing Marine after 25 years


Stacey Boothe-Wilson had been missing since 1994

Image source: WLNY-TV screenshot

Investigators used DNA evidence they extracted from a decades-old postage stamp to confirm that a body they found belonged to Marine Corps veteran Stacey Boothe-Wilson.

Here's what we know

Boothe-Wilson disappeared in 1994 after leaving the home of a relative in Greenburgh, New York. In 1995, the body of a then-unidentified woman was found in a remote section of Jacksonville, North Carolina, roughly 600 miles away. The body was in such bad condition that police could not determine a cause of death.

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