A girl who was hit and killed by a automotive in Louisiana greater than 40 years in the past has been recognized as a former Mainer, based on the Solar Journal.
For years, the lifeless girl was recognized solely as Jane Doe. She was not too long ago recognized as Michele Oakes Boutilier-Gautreaux, a 26-year-old from Farmington, based on the Solar Journal.
The Solar Journal studies that Boutilier-Gautreaux’s stays had been exhumed in 2006 and dropped at the Louisiana State College Repository for Unidentified and Lacking Individuals to work her case and extract DNA.
It was the DNA samples that in the end led to the official identification on July 18, based on the Solar Journal.
In keeping with an obituary submitted to the Solar Journal, “Michele was born in Farmington, Maine on October 27, 1955, the daughter of Frank and Ella (Quimby) Oakes. She grew up in Rangeley and Dresden, Maine. She moved to the Lockport space in Louisiana in 1975 with mates the place she lived till her dying.”
KSLA studies Boutilier-Gautreaux was strolling on Interstate 10 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, within the early morning of Dec. 5, 1981, when she was hit and killed by a car.
Police couldn’t discover any identification in her belongings. Makes an attempt had been reportedly made to search out subsequent of kin to no avail. She was buried in March 1982 after a neighborhood church offered a burial plot and a funeral residence offered a tomb, based on KSLA.
The seek for the girl’s identification by no means ceased, based on the Solar Journal. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Workplace stayed on the case, and in December 2017, they posted a discover in regards to the unidentified girl, which resulted in a number of hundred suggestions and inquiries.
The Solar Journal studies after studying of the case by way of Fb Boutilier-Gautreaux’ daughter responded. DNA samples from relations had been taken on Feb. 14 and findings had been confirmed on July 18 that Jane Doe was Boutilier-Gautreaux.
Her household is planning a December memorial service in Louisiana, based on the Solar Journal.