Woman believed to be 1973 homicide victim found alive
JONESTOWN, Pa. — Police say an eastern Pennsylvania woman they thought was dead after finding decomposing remains in 1973 is actually alive, leaving them confused about whose remains were found.
The Reading Eagle says state police recently had an expert craft a forensic bust of the victim, in hopes her appearance might spur leads into the killing.
Those leads led to a woman named Betsy Langjahr, but police determined she's still living.
The woman's remains were found under a tarp and branches in Union Township, Lebanon County, near Jonestown. That's about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
A state game warden found the remains on Oct. 9, 1973. Forensic evidence suggests the victim was 16 to 20 years old, leading police to believe the victim may have been a runaway.