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DNA tests expected to confirm remains found in Colorado as those of former Butler County resident

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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 6:54 p.m.
 

The daughter of a former Butler County resident who vanished from a wooded Colorado mountain trail in 2012 said Thursday that DNA tests should confirm that her mother's remains were found this month.

Hikers discovered bones, along with clothing and a backpack, on a trail in Grand County outside of Boulder this month. The backpack contained the ID of Patricia Wallace, who was 73 when she vanished on July 3, 2012. She had been hiking with friends but took another route down a trail alone.

Wallace's daughter, Katie Moore, 52, of Franklin, Butler County, said Thursday that she's relieved her mother's remains apparently have been found, though it's unlikely investigators will be able to determine a cause of death.

“It's better than the last two years” of not knowing, Moore said.

Wallace lived in Butler County from the 1960s, working as a librarian at what's now Slippery Rock University. She moved to Colorado in 1981, Moore said.

 

 
 


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