46 Years Later, Missing Girl Case Solved

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    The remains of Sandra Ann Stiver and Martha Evelyn Stiver have been identified after the two girls went missing 46 years ago. (Published Friday, Jun 6, 2014)

    UPDATE: Family Receives Remains of Missing Teen 46 Years Later


    The 46-year-old case of a missing Philadelphia girl has been solved.

    DNA results have confirmed that one of two bodies exhumed from Potter's Field in Berks County, Pa. is 14-year-old Sandy Stiver, who went missing with her 16-year-old sister-in-law Martha Stiver in 1968, according to the Berks County Coroner and Pennsylvania State Police.

    Ahead of a police news briefing addressing the identities of the two bodies discovered in October 2013, Sandy's sister told NBC10 she knew the two Jane Does were Sandy and Martha.

    Authorities have yet to identify the second set of remains as Martha.

    Hazel began to suspect the discovered remains were her family members after finding a description of two unidentified female victims who had been murdered in 1968 on The Doe Network website.

    The teens were last seen near the intersection of Frankford and Kensington avenues in the city's Frankford section during the early summer of 1968, according to PennsylvaniaMissing.Com, a website that tracks missing and unidentified persons in the state. 

    The Stiver family had recently relocated to Philly from Kansas City, Mo. and relatives believed the two girls were heading back to their former hometown, the site says.

    Most of the Stiver family now lives in Ohio. They are working to have the remains returned to their home as Sandy's mother is now in her eighties and would like to see her daughter put to rest.