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Remains in Fruit Heights identified as woman missing for 32 years

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Mar. 12, 2015 at 12:39 p.m.


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FRUIT HEIGHTS — Investigators have identified human remains found near U.S. 89 as a Woods Cross woman who has been missing for 32 years.

Theresa Rose Greaves was 23 years old when she went missing on August 5, 1983, according to the Davis County Sheriff's Office. A missing persons report states that a friend last heard from Greaves when she arrived in Salt Lake City for a job interview. She took a bus to the city from Woods Cross, but never came home.

A skull and other human remains, plus clothing items, were found Feb. 5. The Davis County Sheriff's Office and Woods Cross Police Department are working together to investigate the cause of death.

"There's a lot of details that we have to do a lot of research on, so we are treating this with a lot of sensitivity," said Davis County Sgt. DeeAnn Servey. "We are treating this as a homicide and we are following every lead with a lot of passion so we can find exactly what happened to Theresa on that hillside."

Douglas Lovell, who is in prison for allegedly murdering a woman in 1985 who was slated to testify against him in a kidnapping and rape trial, was questioned about Greave's disappearance 1993. He denied knowing her.

Anyone who knew Greaves or has information about the case can contact the Davis County Sheriff's Office by calling 801-451-4151 or submitting a news tip on Facebook to the Woods Cross Police Department. So far, investigators said they have been unable to reach any of Greave's family members.

Contributing: Mike Anderson

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