Remains identified as teenager missing since 1998

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Some remains found earlier this year in southern Kentucky have now been identified as those of a girl, who had been missing for more than a decade.

The McCreary County Sheriff says the remains, found back in April in the Peel Dogwood community, belong to Crystal Marler.

She was 15-years-old when she went missing in 1998.

Officials say DNA testing from a half brother helped identify Marler.

A murder investigation has now been launched. Officials say Marler died of a gunshot wound and blunt force trauma.

Marler's family says they have found some closure, but still want to see justice served.

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