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Remains found in a shallow grave in a DC apartment building ID’d as women who disappeared in 2006

These pictures show the remains that were found in two separate locations in the south-east of Washington, D. C. last April.

(Metropolitan Police Department)

Remains have been found, buried in a Washington D. C. area have been identified as those of the three women who disappeared months apart in 2006, authorities announced Wednesday.

During a press conference, D. C. police said that it were the remains of 48-year-old Jewel King, who disappeared in April 2006; 41-year-old Verdell Jefferson, who was missing in August of 2006, and the 43-year-old Dorothy Botts, who was last seen on christmas day of that year.

Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said the King, and Botts were believed to have been fatally shot, while Jefferson is believed to have been killed by a blunt trauma.

The first remains were found on 25 April of this year by a construction crew in a crawl space of a home at 113 Wayne SE Place. More remains were found days later in a shallow grave behind an adjacent building, at 111 Wayne SE Place.

Newsham said that all three women are believed to have lived near the area where they were found, and added that Jefferson lived on the same block. He also said that all three women are believed to have been buried at approximately the same time.

The police are offering $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the murders.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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