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DNA tests confirm that body left in storage unit was that of Maine woman missing for 28 years
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) ' Maine state police say human remains found inside a freezer in a Lewiston storage unit were those of a former girlfriend of the man who rented the unit.
Spokesman Steve McCausland says DNA tests performed at a laboratory in Pennsylvania confirmed the identity of Kitty Wardwell's body. The state medical examiner's office determined that Wardwell's death was a homicide, but the cause of her death was being withheld.
Wardwell's family was alerted Friday morning.
The storage unit was rented by Wardwell's former boyfriend Frank Julian, who died Oct. 1 at age 80. Wardwell had been missing for 28 years.
Julian told investigators he last saw 29-year-old Wardwell after an argument in 1983, when he left her at a motel in Salem, N.H.