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Cold Case Murder Reopened Thanks To DNA Matching

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Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying anyone who knew of or has any information, regarding 20-year-old Gail Catherine Allen, whose body was found on October 28, 1995 in the 21000 block of Covina Hills Road in the unincorporated area of Covina.

The initial murder investigation of the body of Jane Doe #59 produced no leads until almost 17 years later, in June 2012 of this year, when tissue samples from Jane Doe #59 were linked to a Morro Bay missing person investigation involving Gail Allen.

DNA that was submitted by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office to the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services (DOJ), Missing Persons DNA Program (MPDP) for analysis and entry into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) were matched to DNA reference samples from the parents of a missing person in Morro Bay.

The identification of Jane Doe #59 as Gail Allen ultimately reopened the murder case.

(Courtesy LA County Sheriffs)

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