DA: Remains Found in River Belong to Teen Missing 40 Years

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The Concord River successful  Billerica, Mass., successful  November 2020. (Google Maps/Screenshot via NTD)

The Concord River successful Billerica, Mass., successful November 2020. (Google Maps/Screenshot via NTD)

BILLERICA, Mass.—Human remains recovered successful a Massachusetts stream this week person been positively identified arsenic those of a 17-year-old miss who went missing astir 40 years ago, authorities said Friday.

The remains were confirmed arsenic belonging to Judith Chartier done dental records, according to a connection from the bureau of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

The remains were recovered Wednesday successful the Concord River successful Billerica successful 10 feet of h2o astir 15 to 20 yards from shore, the time aft pieces of the car Chartier was driving the nighttime she disappeared were located successful the water. Divers besides recovered covering and Chartier’s laminated enactment ID.

Chartier, who lived successful Chelmsford, was past seen astatine astir 2 a.m. connected June 5, 1982 erstwhile she near a enactment successful Billerica, authorities said.

The authorities aesculapian examiner’s bureau and a forensic anthropologist volition present enactment with the territory attorney’s bureau to reconstruct the remains successful an effort to find a origin of death, Ryan said.

Ryan has antecedently said that it is excessively aboriginal to accidental whether the teen’s disappearance was the effect of foul play.

Chartier’s surviving siblings person been kept abreast of developments, the territory lawyer said. Her parents person died.

The Associated Press

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