Police Will Exhume Body of 1986 Murder Victim

Police Will Exhume Body of 1986 Murder Victim

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Cold case detectives will exhume the body of a girl killed 17 years ago, looking for new evidence of her killer.

Tiffany Hambleton, 14, disappeared Feb. 17, 1986, after telling her family she was going to a party.

Her body was found several weeks later in an irrigation ditch west of Salt Lake City International Airport. She had been stabbed several times.

Her mother, Vicki English, said she had approved a police request to exhume her daughter's body in an effort to seek physical evidence.

"They said they were looking for DNA or fibers or anything they can find," said English, who now lives in Martin City, Mont.

Detective Dwayne Baird said they are looking for evidence that may not have been recovered when she was buried.

"Scientific techniques have been made available now that we didn't have earlier," he said.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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