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Police Hope New Technology Helps Cold Case

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Maury County are hoping new technology will help them find the person responsible in a slaying that occurred almost 40 years ago.

Maury County Sheriff's detective Jerry Williams told the Columbia Daily Herald that technology has allowed the department to do a computer-generated facial reconstruction of the female victim, who has never been identified.

Williams said the hope is that any remaining family or friends of the young woman will recognize the picture and will step forward to identify her. He said if someone comes forward, police can then do DNA testing to verify the woman's identity.

Her remains were found in 1975 in a wooded area of northeastern Maury County. Police think she was African-American and between the ages of 17 and 21.

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