MO MO - Kara Kopetsky, 17, Belton, 4 May 2007 - #4

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  1. aspalter

    aspalter New Member

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    i'm a video editor for a local news station in west palm beach but i started my career at kshb... i've been following this since i was in college... i could not believe it when i saw the news... i hope for the sake of their families it is them... far too long for families to go without answers or proper goodbyes... i hope this can bring those 2 families peace and that dirtbag will finally be put away... remember, murderers don't get to have names when they take the lives of the innocent...

    anyway, this was just someone reaching out from far away to say, i'm thinking of the families and the community right now...
     


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    liltexans Retired WS Staff

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    Bone structures of the jaw, roots of the teeth, and sinuses are all unique to an individual, making information gathered from dental records very useful in forensic odontology. Forensic odontology is a forensic science, which handles, examines, and presents dental evidence in court. Dental evidence can be helpful in the identification of a person, but it can also help assess their age and whether or not there were signs of violence.

    http://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/postmortem-identification/
     
  3. aspalter

    aspalter New Member

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    granted, i don't know a lot about dna recovery, but once they have found the rest of the remains, would it be possible to pull dna from any bone marrow?
     
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    kittymittons New Member

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    Awesome, thank you. I don't think they'd notify Kara's family if they didn't have some kind of identification, although on the news she said they're still waiting on positive identification. I don't have a link because it was on the local news, will post one if it gets transcribed.
     
  5. Claireishere

    Claireishere Well-Known Member

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    I think with the advances on DNA testing at the minimal the will be able to get a mitochondrial match. I believe tooth pulp is usually one of the longest lasting areas for genetic material to survive.
     
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    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    Kara had a big distinctive smile. it wouldn't surprise me that is why they are able to say they think it might be her.
     
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    Masterj Well-Known Member

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    Please, please, please don't let Kylr get away this. I pray there's enough physical evidence to send him away forever. Kara was frequently on my mind over the years and while I'm hopeful her family will soon have answers, I'm devastated for them.


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    I really hope they can find evidence against this monster, and that the Runions family gets answers too... If there isn't enough evidence to convict him, I have a feeling he will get what he has coming for him... JMO.
     
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    I think that sick smug SOB thought he got away with Kara's murder all these years, so he took Jessica to the same spot, thinking he would have just as much time. I hope he is put away for life
     
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