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Fla. teen's body exhumed in 1972 murder case

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Updated: 11/19/2013 6:10 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials in Volusia County have exhumed a teenager's body in hopes of solving a murder case.

Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught says the boy was likely in his early teens when he was stabbed to death. His body was found in May 1972 in a pond.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports investigators working the cold case asked a judge for permission to exhume the body. DNA will be extracted from the skeleton and sent to the University of North Texas for analysis.

The C.A. Pound labratory will do a CT scan of the skull, which will be forwarded to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's forensic unit. A facial reconstruction will be done to help identify the body.

Haught says the process could take several months.

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imtellin - 11/19/2013 2:54 PM
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more n lkely the killer is dead now, 40 years later !!! cold case ??? yeah ice fuggin cold !!! volusia ain't got nothing better to do than dig up 40 year old cases ??? sheez !!! waste of taxpayer money !!!
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