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Woman Missing 49 Years Identified Through DNA Match


Through DNA testing, BCA scientists determined that unidentified remains found in November 1970 in Mille Lacs County are those of missing University of Minnesota student Gloria Rieken.

The BCA has 50 DNA profiles from unidentified remains that are waiting for their families to come forward to provide a match.

Read a news release about Gloria Rieken's case and the DNA submission process.

Watch Gloria Rieken's family and investigators speak at a news conference announcing the match.

Investigators are also asking the public to come forward with any information about her disappearance.



Budget Recommendations Include Investments in Safety and Service

MLA.jpg​Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan released their Budget for One Minnesota this week. It provides important investments to fund human trafficking and vulnerable adult investigations, forensic scientists to speed testing of opioid case evidence, and preventing and investigating crimes against Minnesota's indigenous women. Learn more.