Darlene Wilson Norcross
Forensic breakthrough could help local scientists ID missing woman, by Deb Dixon WKRC, “Local 12 News” – She’s a mother with shoulder length brown hair, but her name, where she’s from and how she died is a Butler County mystery. Now, a group of forensic genealogists are hoping to crack the case, similar to how the suspected “Golden State Killer” was identified.
DNA Doe Project helping with years-old Butler County Jane Doe case, by Jessica Schmidt, “FOX19 NOW” — For three years, Butler County officials have been working to identify a woman who was found dead in West Chester in 2015. Now, with the help of a non-profit focused on DNA, they could be getting closer than ever
Officials identify ‘Jane Doe’ whose remains were discovered in West Chester in 2015, by Lauren Pack, “Journal-News” — The Butler County Coroner’s Office and West Chester Twp. Police say they have positively identified the remains of a woman found in 2015. A press conference has been called for Thursday afternoon to announce the findings
Dead West Chester woman was never reported missing, by Lauren Pack, “Journal-News” — The Butler County Coroner’s Office and West Chester Police announced on March 7, 2018, that Darlene Norcross, 61, is the woman whose remains were discovered on March 7, 2015
After four years of searching, West Chester police identify woman’s remains, by Emily Hanford-Ostmann, “WCPO 9 Cincinnati” — The coroner’s office began working with the DNA Doe Project in October, 2018. The project uses DNA to help identify persons who are found deceased but cannot be identified through an existing database. Through the DNA Doe Project, Mannix said the investigators determined a ‘presumptive identification’ that led them to family members, and her dental work again became a focal point
Update: Ohio woman’s remains identified after decades through new DNA technology, by Brittany Bivins, “19 News” — The DNA Doe Project is a national nonprofit that works to pair unidentified remains to missing persons. 19 News has told you about them before, as they helped to solve several high-profile cold cases