Bones in Hammond ID'd as missing woman

January 20, 2012 5:54:02 AM PST
Human bones found buried in Hammond, Ind. last fall have now been identified.

Police say they are the remains of Francine Carlson, who was 38-years-old when she was reported missing back in 1999.

The bones were discovered on October 5 at the site of a demolished bait and tackle shop.

Investigators looked at a list of missing persons and based on DNA samples collected from Carlson's son, a positive match was made.

Carlson's cause of death has not been determined and no one has been charged in the case.