State Police in Perry County say they now know the identity of the victim in a 2010 homicide. The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification informed police that DNA samples submitted from the Jane DOE found September 09, 2010, was a match for missing person Teresa Mae Ware, Age 38 of Hinds County Mississippi. The skeletal remains were found in the the area of Route 22/322 Westbound, about 2.5 miles east of the Newport Exit.
Ms. Ware went missing in April 2010 and was last known to be in the company of a commercial truck driver from Pennsylvania. The homicide investigation is ongoing.
Ms. Ware’s family members have assisted in the identification of Ms. Ware. Plans are being made to return Ms. Ware’s remains to her family members.
Anyone with information concerning this homicide please contact Trooper Donald Chewning, PSP Newport Criminal Investigation Unit, 717-567-3110.