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DNA testing identifies NC woman missing since 1992

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Officials say modern DNA testing has helped law-enforcement identify the remains of a Johnston County woman who disappeared nearly 20 years ago.

Angie Faye Toler left North Carolina in 1992 to live with a boyfriend in Richmond, Va. The boyfriend returned to Smithfield, but Toler was never seen again. Her body was found near railroad tracks.

Nona Best of the N.C. Center for Missing Persons attended a meeting of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System last November, and during one presentation, she saw a picture that looked familiar and asked to see it again. She said it convinced her that the woman was Toler.

DNA samples from Toler’s sister and mother were sent to labs at UNC-Chapel Hill to compare with the unknown body. The samples matched.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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