WEST PALM BEACH- In a press conference held Thursday morning, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announced they had determined the identity of skeletal remains discovered tied to a tree in June of 1974.
Using advanced DNA identification techniques, the victim is identified as be Susan Gale Poole of Broward County.
According to the report, Poole who lived at a Broward trailer park with her parents and brothers, went missing just before Christmas in 1972.
Her body was discovered two years later in a mangrove on the north end of Singer Island near the Burnt Bridges area on A1A.
While the manner of death was not revealed, authorities say they believe Poole may have been the victim of a serial killer.
It was also said that Poole had run away from on at least one occasion, but it is unclear whether she’d run away just prior to her death.
Detectives say her mother is still alive and is now in her 90s.
They hope that the identification of the body can help bring the family some closure.
A suspect has not been identified.
Officials are asking anyone who believes they may have information about this case to contact Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.
1974 Unidentified remains of a young woman identified by genealogy. https://t.co/C85CQHuZdd
— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) June 2, 2022