Alleged Victim of John Wayne Boyer Identifiedon September 14, 2011 in Forensics, Serial Killers, Victimology by Brian Combs
The badly decomposed remains of a woman were found in a wooded area near Interstate 20 in Darlington, South Carolina on August 3, 2000. No identification was found on the body, and cause of death was determined to be strangulation.
Eleven years later, the remains have finally been identified.
The connection was made when a sample of her remains was uploaded to a national database of missing and unidentified people. It matched the DNA of Yvonne Haggadone of Bolivia, N.C.
Yvonne disappeared in the summer of 2000, but wasn’t reported as missing by her family until January 2001.
Six years after the body was found, it was believed to belong to Cynthia Jean Young. A forensic reconstruction of the body resembled photographs of Cynthia closely, but later DNA testing showed that it wasn’t her.
John Wayne Boyer has already confessed to Yvonne’s killing, and faces charges in the case. He is incarcerated in North Carolina for one murder, and will be extradited to Tennessee in 2015, where he was convicted of another murder.