Bones in San Francisco Bay area found to be student missing since 1982

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared in the area in 1982.

Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Patricia Wilson tells the Marin Independent-Journal (http://bayareane.ws/1Bmsjcu) Monday that the seven bones located four years ago in Fremont have been found to be those of 21-year-old Elizabeth Martinsson, a foreign student who was going to the College of Marin when she disappeared.

Wilson says the U.S. Department of Justice made the match in November using dental records.

She says Martinsson’s remains were cremated and returned to her family in Uddevalla, Sweden. The cause of death could not be determined.

A 31-year-old convicted rapist from Los Angeles was found driving Martinsson’s car shortly after her disappearance. He was convicted of auto theft, but authorities could not tie him to her death.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s