Sheriff's Office Exhumes Femur | Crime
The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office dug up an old grave today. Investigators exhumed a femur from a murder victim killed 30 years ago and they hope that bone will help them crack a 30-year-old cold case.
Deputies are working to identify a man found dead along the bank of the Snake River back in 1982. Investigators ruled he'd been shot twice; once in the left shoulder and once in the neck, but no one was ever able to identify the man.
Now, thanks to a grant from the Rocky Mountain Information Network, the Sheriff's Office has the money it needs to identify the person, known as John Doe. The bone heads to the University of North Texas Thursday. It will conduct DNA testing and then submit the DNA profile to all available databases in hopes of finding a match and solving this 30 year old mystery.
Information via Mia Carlson, KZBG 97.7 and KZID 98.5 News Director