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Attorney General's DNA testing program turns another match
Jacqueline Rowe's remains were found near Youngstown in 1996, but it took until this month to positively ID the body as hers
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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The Ohio Attorney General’s DNA testing program has identified the body of a Youngstown woman who has been missing since 1996. Remains were found in Mahoning County that year, but it wasn’t until this month that authorities figured out they belonged to Jacqueline Rowe. Lisa Savage is with the Missing Persons Unit at the Attorney General’s office, and says this is the 23rd case of remains identified through the program.
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“So in 2006, we were successful in obtaining a good DNA profile and we uploaded it to a national level and we have just been waiting for a match. So this year, we received a call from Jacqueline Rowe’s daughter, which is Patricia Rowe. She was interested in submitting her DNA to locate her biological mother."

The unidentified DNA matched the daughter, thus solving the mystery. Savage says family members of missing people are urged to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to arrange for DNA testing.
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