A call lead Darlington County, South Carolina authorities to this rest stop on I-20 in August 2000.
The body of a woman was found badly decomposed, and investigators had nothing to go on but a DNA sample from the woman’s tooth they are now working with the Dothan Police Department.
Dothan Police Chief John Powell says, "We had to verify the fact that we did have a missing person around the same time they recovered the body"
Chief John Powell was the chief of Hartsfield South Carolina's Police Department in Darlington County when the body was discovered.
He's familiar with the case, but so is Dothan's police department.
They were able to collect DNA sample from a missing woman's case they worked back then.
A forensic artist has been able to come up with a composite sketch of the woman.
Authorities say it bares a striking resemblance to a woman whose picture may be found in the national missing person’s database.
Now, investigators must find out if the DNA sample from the Dothan Police Department coincides with the Darlington County Sheriff Department's sample
The victim is described as a white female, between the ages of 19 and 35, and 100 to 130 pounds.
Darlington county sheriff's department investigators say they are treating this as a homicide.
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