Police solve Charlotte 1975 missing woman case

Police solve Charlotte 1975 missing woman case

Priscilla Ann Blevins

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by Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 5:29 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 37-year-old mystery of a missing woman in Charlotte has been solved, according to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal.

The newspaper reported Thursday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified the remains found in 1985 in the N.C. mountains as those of Priscilla Ann Blevins, who had been reported missing 10 years earlier.

The Journal says a CMPD detective gave the news Oct. 19 to Blevins’ sister, Cathy Blevins Howe, of Clemmons. Priscilla Blevins was from the Winston-Salem area and was a Wake Forest University graduate.

Blevins was last seen July 7, 1975, by her roommate at their home in the 1700 block of Tyvola Road. She was 26 at the time.

The remains of a woman were discovered in 1985 off Interstate 40 in Haywood County and taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Chapel Hill.

The remains were linked to Priscilla Blevins after her sister provided investigators with DNA and dental records three years ago, the Journal reports.

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