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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
    Heart of Europe

    UK - Priscilla Berry, 39, Mochdre, Wales, 14 June 1978

    North Wales Police have launched 'Operation Orchid' in an attempt to find the identities of 14 cold case UIDs, going back up to 44 years. Several are likely to be drowning victims, others were found buried.

    The oldest case is a man found hanged in 1970, the most recent is a man found in a river in 2011.

    'Under Operation Orchid, officers are using the latest advances in DNA technology in a bid to conclude enquiries that started several years ago and help bring some closure to families of missing loved ones.'

    More links at article, to individual cases.

    *Just checked the police site, and it seems they are already close to resolving a 35-year old case - a Jane Doe they believe is Priscilla Berry, missing since 1978.

    Aug 26th: Possible match, appealing for Priscilla's family:

    Aug 28th: Family found, DNA testing being carried out
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    An update on Priscilla Berry's case...


    Police to exhume body believed to be missing Mochdre woman next week

    Published date: 05 January 2015

    POLICE will exhume a body believed to be a woman who disappeared from Mochdre in 1978 next week.

    Revolutionary new DNA technology has been used by North Wales Police to try and identify the woman, whose body was found on January 2, 1980, 15 miles off the coast of Llandudno, believed to be Priscilla Berry, born on May 16, 1939.

    They are preparing to exhume the remains from a communal grave at Llangwestenin Cemetery, Conwy on Tuesday, January 13 after obtaining DNA samples from family members and a license for the exhumation was issued by the Ministry of Justice.


  3. #3
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    Jul 2010
    A further update on Priscilla Berry's case...


    Priscilla Berry: Body exhumed fails to identify missing Mochdre woman

    Published date: 04 March 2015

    MYSTERY continues to surround the disappearance of a Mochdre woman almost 40 years ago.

    Detectives had hoped tests on an exhumed female body on January 13 would show the remains of Priscilla Berry, aged 39, who was reported missing from her Mochdre home in 1978.

    However, tests carried out by forensic experts on the body at Llangwstenin Cemetery failed to identify her...

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