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Body found in California isn't that of Armstrong County native

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By The The Tribune-Review
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
 

DNA tests show that skeletal remains found on a farm in California are not those of Nellie Flickinger, a former Armstrong County woman who disappeared 30 years ago.

Flickinger was born Nellie Florence Cornman, one of eight children, who grew up in the Shady Grove, Orchard Hill and Gravel Bar neighborhoods. Flickinger, the mother of five, eventually settled in Erie and was last seen by her family in March 1979 when she left her children to go to California.

Authorities thought the remains, found in 1982 in a ditch in Colusa County, could have been Flickinger's because they are those of a woman who was about her size and had the same hair color. A steel plate in the leg is consistent with one doctors put in Flickinger's leg after a motorcycle crash.

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