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1981 cold case sparks Tulsa murder investigation; remains identified as Francine Frost

Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 00:47:02-04

TULSA -- A murder investigation was opened by Tulsa Police after detectives discovered that a woman who went missing in 1981 was shot.

Monday, remains exhumed in 2015 were positively identified as Francine Frost after a DNA test.

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Investigators are now trying to find out more about the circumstances and why Frost was killed.

Detective Margaret Lovell with the Tulsa Police Department says, "The location of a missing person's remains is a very huge part of the investigation. It's a very pivotal clue because it tells you something about the suspect. There's a reason why a person's remains end up where they end up."

Detectives have not yet named a suspect in Frost's death.

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