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The body of a murder victim who has remained unidentiified for 53 years is being exhumed

Authorities in Michigan are hoping to put an end to a decades-long mystery of a woman whose body was found in 1967 through DNA technology.

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Authorities in Michigan are hoping to put an end to a decades-long mystery of a woman whose body was found in 1967.

The young Black woman, who was found beaten and strangled in Michigan 53 years ago, was never identified, WOOD-TV reported. Neither was her perpetrator.

Now, authorities with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department are exhuming her body from an unmarked grave with the hopes of finding a DNA link that could finally identify her.

"To figure out who the victim is the key to further this homicide investigation," Capt. Mark Bennett, of the sheriff's department, told the TV station. "It's very difficult to investigate a homicide when you really don't know who your victim is, so that's first and foremost, to identify. And I think the technology exists today to at least have a real good shot."

The woman, who cold case detectives have named Jenny, was estimated to be between 16 and 22 years old at the time of her death.

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