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Remains located in National Forest may be Alton woman

Friday, November 19, 2010

Debra Jeanette Walton
Unidentified human remains were discovered Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Mark Twain National Forest in Oregon County. The Oregon County Sheriff's office said they could be those of Debra Jeanette Walton, 36, who was reported missing by her father on Oct. 7.

In a news release, the Sheriff's office said Walton's vehicle was found about a half mile from the location of the body.

According to Sgt. Marty Elmore of Troop G with the Missouri Highway Patrol, the remains and the vehicle were found in the northern part of the county.

DNA samples from the body are being sent to North Texas State University to try to determine the identity of the woman.

Oregon County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Eric King, stated that, because there is a suspicion that the body may be that of Walton, some of her clothing has also been sent to the University.

King and Sheriff George Underwood both stress that the death is not believed to be suspicious.

Because the remains were found on National Forest lands, lawmen from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Highway Patrol are all involved in the investigation along with the Oregon County Sheriff's office.

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I pray for her family---must be tough right here at the holidays. hope she didn't have any kids.

-- Posted by conventional1 on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 3:50 PM

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