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Mississippi Jane Doe found in 1991 identified as Pa. woman 30 years later

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A woman whose body was found 30 years ago in Mississippi has finally been identified thanks to DNA and the persistence of cold case investigators.

Authorities found the woman’s body in 1991 in a swampy area of Vancleave in Mississippi’s Jackson County. WLOX-TV reports the body is believed to have been there for up to three years before it was found.

On Thursday, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said Jane Doe has a name - 22-year-old Kimberly Ann Funk of Sharon, Pennsylvania. DNA from Funk’s brother led to her identity.

Her brother told investigators Funk was on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast between April and June 1990.

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