Wednesday, April 29, 2009

4 Victims of Hurricane Ike Identified By DNA

April 28, 2009

KFDM Channel 6 News:

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office has identified another 4 victims of hurricane Ike by using DNA. A spokesman for the medical examiner's office says all 4 of the victims were found on Goat Island between October and December of last year. Ike hit in September. Officials sent DNA from family members to the University of North Texas to allow for comparison with the victims' DNA. The victims were 79, 52, 42, and 82 years old. All of them were from Port Bolivar. The bodies will be released to family members. The body of one woman found on Pelican Island hasn't been identified. 11 people are still listed as missing after hurricane Ike, 4 from the Bolivar Peninsula where some of the worst destruction occurred.

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