Update: New DNA technology helps police identify human remains found in 1995

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Human remains found in western Pulaski County in 1995 have now been identified.

According to Bay County Sheriff's officials, human remains have been found at Pine Log State Park. (MGN)

The FBI assisted in the identification process.

On February 21, the sheriff's office was notified DNA matched Christie York Witcher of Allen County, Kentucky.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says in July of 1995, two people were hunting off of Piney Grove Road in Nancy, Kentucky when they found the skeletal remains of a woman in a wooded area.

With no identification information found near the area, the case was placed into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

Sister station WKYT reports new DNA technology helped break down and extract the DNA.

Witcher was reported missing to the Allen County Sheriff's Office in July of 1993.

"It's been a long time since this case has been going on and up until just this past Friday we were notified, we didn't even have a name to associate with it, so we had no idea where to go," Detective Cody Cundiff.

The investigation into Witcher's disappearance and death is still ongoing. Detective Cundiff says Witcher was more than likely the victim of a homicide.