Judge grants permission to exhume teen girl’s remains in Ohio cold case
PAULDING COUNTY, Ohio (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - A Paulding County Judge on Tuesday granted the family of a teen girl murdered there decades ago permission to have her remains exhumed.
On November 13, 1960, 14-year-old Nancy Eagleson was walking home from a movie with her sister. A truck pulled alongside the girls and offered a ride. The driver sped off with Nancy, leaving her sister behind. Nancy’s body was found hours later.
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The technology to analyze DNA was not available in the 1960′s, but Nancy’s family is hoping a common albeit expensive procedure can track down Nancy’s killer. After filing a request to exhume the body in August, a judge granted that request in court on Tuesday.
Tune in tonight at 5 and 6 to hear from the girl’s family.
COLD CASE: A hearing for the family of 14-year-old Nancy Eagleson has begun in Paulding, Ohio.— Karli VanCleave (@Karli_VanCleave) September 20, 2022
Nancy was killed in November of 1960 and her killer has not been found. The family has filed to exhume her remains hoping to find answers. pic.twitter.com/jNk3OGwvVL
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