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Unidentified bodies found in Oklahoma not missing Texas pair

1 week 4 days 5 hours ago Wednesday, October 09 2019 Oct 9, 2019 October 09, 2019 7:29 AM October 09, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - DNA taken from two unknown people found dead in southeastern Oklahoma more than 20 years ago did not match a missing Texas couple as hoped.

Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris told the McAlester News-Capital the DNA does not match relatives of a Dangerfield, Texas, couple who disappeared around the same time the bodies known as John Doe and Jane Doe were found in 1995.

Authorities have said the bodies of the man and a woman were found with gunshot wounds and investigators believed they were killed and dumped by travelers on nearby U.S. 69.

The bodies were exhumed in May from a cemetery north of McAlester, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.

Morris said the DNA will be entered into a national missing persons database.

Information from: McAlester News-Capital, http://www.mcalesternews.com

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