Unidentified Victim of ’79 New York Slaying May Have Been From SoCal

unknowngirl.jpgCNN reports that recent botanical tests may help identify the remains of a 15 year old girl found in a New York cornfield 27 years ago.

Using a pollen-analysis technique rarely used in the United States, forensic botanist Vaughn Bryant determined that three microscopic Australian pine pollen grains recovered this summer inside the girl’s jacket and pants pocket could have come only from Florida, Arizona or, the most likely possibility, southern California — that is, provided she did not leave the country.

The girl had been shot in the forehead by confessed killer Ottis Toole. Infamous serial killer Henry Lee Lucas was also with him at the time of the killing.