Healey proposes new nationwide missing persons unit – Boston News, Weather, Sports
Gov. Maura Healey is working to establish a statewide missing persons unit.
The proposed $300,000 investment is part of a new $55 billion state budget proposal from Healey.
The unit would include 300 officers focused on missing persons and unidentified human remains.
The training would include the use of forensics, digital evidence and geolocation technology.
This week’s announcement came just days after investigators announced they had identified a 1978 murder victim named “Granby Girl.”
The woman’s remains were found in the forest almost 45 years ago.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later ruled that her cause of death was a gunshot wound to the temple.
Decades later, officials said genetic testing led them to identify the woman as Patricia Ann Tucker.
Officials said her husband, who died in 1996, was a person of interest in the case.
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