Nine years ago (2009) a hunter discovered the skeletal remains of Christian Dawn Starcher Seabolt, an 18-year-old Spencer woman, who vanished in 2002.|
Authorities went to a remote area known as Groundhog Ridge to examine the remains, discovered about 25 feet from a rural road.
The remains were sent to the Smithsonian for forensic examination, during which they determined a positive identity.
State Police in Spencer indicated to Spencer Newspapers they have no new leads on who murdered the woman.
The girl left her mother's apartment in Spencer to get a pack of cigarettes on August 31, 2002.
Seabolt was an acquaintance of "Tattoo Vince" Golosow, a Tariff, Roane County man, who served time for killing Michael Judson Reid, 52. He died in prison.
"Tattoo Vince" was connected to a number of individuals who resided in Roane, Wirt and Clay counties.
The woman's body was eventually laid to rest in Roane County.
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