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A long-unidentified murder victim in Canada was a Tennessee spa owner who went to Montreal in 1975

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TORONTO (AP) — Police say a woman found dead in eastern Ontario 48 years ago has been identified as a Tennessee spa owner who disappeared on a trip to Montreal. The woman had been known for decades only as the “Nation River Lady” after the remains were found floating in the river near a highway bridge. Ontario police said Wednesday that she was Jewell Parchman Langford, who co-owned a spa with her ex-husband in Jackson, Tennessee. She had travelled to Montreal in April 1975 and disappeared. Langford’s case was the first use in Canada of genetic forensic technology to identify a victim. A man living in Hollywood, Florida, was charged with murder last year. It was not announced at the time to avoid jeopardizing his extradition.

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