Loretta Jo Gates' Remains Identified by DNA Testing

5:03 PM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
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NIAGARA FALLS, NY - State Police say DNA testing has confirmed that a female torso found in the Niagara River late last month belongs to a missing Niagara Falls, NY woman.

The family of 30-year-old Loretta Jo Gates had posted fliers all over the Cataract City asking for the public's help in finding her.

The mother of three was last seen on the evening of August 25th in the area of Main Street and Niagara Avenue in the Falls.

She told her mother she would be back in 15 minutes, but no one had heard from her since.

State Police have called the death a homicide and are asking anyone with information to call the Niagara Falls Police Detective Bureau at 286-4553. 

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