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30 years later, Clay County detectives look to solve cold homicide case

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Skeletal remains of a female were discovered in April of 1985 in a field near Missouri 210 Highway and Boyer Road. (Clay County Sheriff's Office) Skeletal remains of a female were discovered in April of 1985 in a field near Missouri 210 Highway and Boyer Road. (Clay County Sheriff's Office)
CLAY COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released an updated composite from a 1985 homicide that remains a cold case. 

Skeletal remains of a female were discovered in April of 1985 in a field near Missouri 210 Highway and Boyer Road. 

Initially, it was believed the victim was a white female from 18-22 years old. However, new information has led investigators to determine the victim was actually a black woman who was between the ages of 17 and 23. 

A group of detectives still work hard 30 years later to determine who the victim was. 

"I think between all of us, we probably have 100 to 110 years of investigative experience and there's only four of us in the unit," said detective Jesse Stoker. "There's a family out there who's lost a loved one at a very young age." 

Technology made and medical examination from organizations including the University of Kansas Hospital led to the new discovery. 

Stoker believes the new picture could lead the department closer to finding the killer. 

"That opens up a whole gamut of leads," he said. "Then we can identify her friends, her family and her classmates, the good people she ran with and the bad people she ran with."

If you have information about this victim or case, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit at 816-407-3716.

You can email them at coldcase@sheriffclayco.com.

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