NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ One of four skeletons found near a shopping plaza in New Britain has been identified as an East Hartford woman who went missing in 2003.
New Britain police on Wednesday said they used DNA provided by a relative to identify the remains of Joyvaline Martinez.
Her bones, along with the remains of two other women, were discovered behind a shopping plaza off Hartford Road by a hunter in 2007. Another set of remains was discovered in the same area in 1995, and linked to a body found in Tolland, Mass.
It’s not clear if all the cases are related.
Two years ago, police identified one of the victims from the 2007 discovery as Diane Cusack, a 52-year-old woman whose last known address was in New Britain. (See earlier story)
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