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Associated Press, Published November 07 2013

Remains of Minnesota woman finally identified

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has made its first identification of previously unidentified remains as part of a statewide project.

The remains of Pearline Roberta Walton were identified using a sample relatives provided earlier this year.

Walton was last seen in Minneapolis in the summer of 1993. She was 22 years old.

A hunter found the Minneapolis woman's remains in Dresser, Wis., in November 1993. The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/17fXEDT ) reports it's believed she was murdered.

Polk County, Wis., Sheriff Pete Johnson says identifying Walton's remains is a "very important step" in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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