Does Pennsylvania suspicious death investigation have an Arizona link?

NEWPORT, PA - A decades-old murder mystery in Pennsylvania has investigators looking into a possible Arizona link to the crime.

The body of a young woman was found in the summer of 1979 along the Juniata River by a stone mason collecting rocks, according to ABC-affiliate WHTM .

She's the only unidentified body in the Perry County morgue and investigators hope to find out who she is.

Although the victim's body was badly decomposed, her clothes, shoes and several pieces of turquoise jewelry remained intact.

There were no obvious signs of trauma and the death is listed as "suspicious," according to WHTM.

The woman known as Jane Doe was buried a few weeks after her body was discovered but in 2007 the cold case was reopened and in 2008 she was exhumed so investigators could get a sample of her DNA.

So far there've been no hits in national databases.

What they do know is that the female was between 15 and 30-years-old, white, blonde, and between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

But it's the jewelry that's distinctive.

Lead investigator Trooper Donald Chewning says the Indian jewelry was very popular at the time and it's been identified as being from the New Mexico/Arizona region, WHTM reports.

What investigators would like to know is if the girl with the turquoise jewelry originally came from this area.

Investigators say that after three decades their mission remains the same, to identify the victim and get her back to her family.

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