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DNA Leads to Victim's Identity in 1980 Homicide

Busha2.JPG​A murder victim has been identified as a result of the BCA's effort to learn the identities of Minnesota's unidentified human remains. Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA tests have identified the teen as Michelle Yvette Busha, 18, of Bay City, Texas.

Minnesota families whose loved ones are missing are urged to contact the BCA to provide a DNA sample to be compared with DNA from unidentified remains in Minnesota as well as around the country. Many of these people were discovered decades ago when DNA testing was not available.      

Read a news release and learn how family members of missing persons can submit a DNA sample.

Watch a story about Ms. Busha's identification.

Read a story about Ms. Busha's identification.



Video Description: BCA Assistant Superintendent Drew Evans, BCA Forensic Science Services Director Catherine Knutson and Faribault County Sheriff Michael Gormley provided information about a significant development in a Minnesota cold case.