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    IN - Cynthia Echols, 46, Decatur, 25 Nov 2006

    Skeletal remains found in March near a recreation area in Decatur have been identified as 46-year-old Cynthia Echols.

    Authorities made a positive ID last week after matching DNA to her skull, which was found in 2007.


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    Apr 2013
    From March 2009:


    The case has been classified as a suspicious death, Schneider said...

    Echols was reported missing Nov. 29, 2006, when she failed to pick up her son from a sister's house. She was last seen leaving her apartment building in the 700 block of West Wood Street early on the afternoon of Nov. 25, 2006. She was supposed to meet her boyfriend, who told police she never kept that appointment.
    From August 2013:


    Echols, 46, was reported missing in November 2006, after she left her home on West Wood Street to pick up her son at her sister’s house. Her skull was discovered in May 2007 at Sand Creek Conservation Area and the rest of her remains were found nearby in 2009.

    “She would never hurt anybody,” Walker said of her sister. “She was a good mother to her three kids. She didn’t deserve to go like that.”

    Walker said the event, the first she had ever heard of to focus on unsolved murders, may help people come forward with evidence. “People need closure, because there’s a murderer out there somewhere,” Walker said. “If it’s unsolved, he’ll continue to hurt families. He’s shaken up our family terribly.”