Woman linked to 1973 disappearance is actually alive


JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania police say a woman they linked to decomposing remains in 1973 is actually alive.
State police recently had an expert craft a forensic bust of the victim, in hopes her appearance might spur leads into the killing.
Those leads led to a woman named Betsy Langjahr. At a news conference last week, police suggested the body could be hers. At the time the body was found, Langjahr was a runaway from a home for troubled youth. As of last week, police weren’t sure where she was.
Now, police have determined she’s still living.
A game warden found the remains on Oct. 9, 1973, under a tarp and branches in Union Township, Lebanon County, near Jonestown. That’s about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Evidence suggests the victim was 16 to 20 years old.

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