A Massachusetts woman is hoping that DNA will solve her sister’s murder nearly 40 years ago.
Theresa Corley, 19, was raped and strangled and her naked body was found on the side of a highway in Bellingham, Mass., on Dec. 4, 1978. Her family pushed to have the body exhumed in May to search for DNA evidence.
“We’ve always wanted to do the right thing by her,” her sister Gerri Houde told Fox 25 Boston. “The people that are out there that thought we forgot about what happened to Theresa, will realize we haven’t forgotten her.”
Police believe Corley may have scratched her killer during the sexual assault.