A Mississippi judge Friday will consider the request of a county coroner to exhume the body of an unidentified woman killed there 15 years ago to determine if a link exists with one of two missing persons cases in Louisiana, including the disappearance of a Red River Parish woman.
Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk told the Sea Coast Echo, a Bay St. Louis, Miss., newspaper, Thursday that new leads prompted him to ask 3rd Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson to approve the exhumation for DNA testing.
Faulk told the newspaper he has been contacted over the past year by several groups looking into missing persons cases. That led to the discovery of similarities in the “Jane Doe” who died in the county of a hit-and-run accident in 1998 and two missing Louisiana women, Faye Aline Self, of Coushatta, and Nelda Louise Hardwick, of Lake Charles.
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