ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com