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Remains Found were Missing Mother



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FALLON, Nev. (AP) -- DNA evidence has confirmed that human remains found last week near Fallon are those of a Carson City woman missing since November tenth.

A Utah prison inmate is a suspect in the case.

The remains of 33-year-old Bertha Anguiano were found in the brush about four miles from US Highway 50. On September 15th, a dog brought home part of an arm and hand and the homeowner contacted the Churchill County Sheriff's Office, which found the remains the next morning.

Investigators believe Anguiano was having an affair with Israel Tellez, who was staying at the Oxbow Motel in Fallon the day she disappeared.

Tellez is in a Utah prison for pulling a gun on a Utah sheriff's sergeant taking him into custody on November 21st. He remains a suspect in Anguiano's disappearance but has not been charged.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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