SANTA ANA (CBS/AP) — Orange County authorities say DNA samples collected from relatives last October at an “ID the Missing” event matches material from bones found in 1989.

The remains, which were found in San Bernardino County in 1989, were identified as Kristyne Olivia Trejo, who went missing 28 years ago.

It’s the first success for the new “ID the Missing” program, which aims to collect DNA samples from relatives of those with missing loved ones and compare them to DNA from unidentified remains.

Trejo’s family members will join law enforcement officials Tuesday afternoon to discuss the case and the new DNA program.

Some 34 families have provided 47 samples so far.

(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply