Testing: Is Skull Serial Killer Suspect’s Wife’s?

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities may test DNA from a skull found in a Florida orange grove four decades ago to see if it may be that of a woman missing since 1973.

The last person known to be with Sharon Hensley was Felix Vail, who’s being held on a murder charge in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Brian Hensley tells a newspaper of Jackson, Mississippi, that the jaw and cheekbones of a forensic reconstruction of the skull are very like his sister’s.

He contacted sheriff’s deputies in North Dakota, who called the FBI Wednesday about testing the DNA from the skull in Florida against DNA the Hensley family has given.

The family’s DNA has been checked against other remains they thought might be those of Sharon Hensley, without a match.

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