Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – A human remains found in Luzerne County nearly a decade ago has been identified as that of a Wilkesbarre teenager who went missing 40 years ago, Pennsylvania police said. said.
Joan Marie Dimond was 14 when she disappeared from Andover Street Park on June 25, 1969.
The remains of a young woman, formerly known only as Jane “Newport” Doe, were found on November 17, 2012, on the grounds of a former coal mining operation in Newport Township.
An autopsy revealed that the remains belonged to a woman who was believed to be in her mid-teens to early 20s, and that she had died under suspicious circumstances. Test results indicated that she likely died in her late 1960s.
The PSP’s Shickshinny Station’s Criminal Investigation Division submitted the victim’s DNA profile to a national database and compared it to other profiles that documented negative results. The remains were then submitted to Othram, Inc. in March 2022, where he underwent genetic genealogy testing.
Othram, Inc. provided troopers with possible family members of Jane “Newport” Doe, including the family of Joan Marie Dymond, who provided DNA samples. After comparing these samples to her DNA profile from her remains found in 2012, lab results obtained earlier this month showed that Jane “Newport” Doe’s remains were Joan Her Marie Her Dimond. It was shown to be the corpse of
The PSP is now enlisting the help of the public to find those responsible for her death. Anyone with information about her disappearance should call the Sickshinny station at 570-542-4117 .
https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/psp-identify-remains-as-teen-missing-since-1969/ Pennsylvania State Police have identified the body as Joan Marie Dimond of Wilkes Barre, who has been missing since 1969.