SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A skull found 15 years ago on a central New York Indian reservation has been identified as that of a New Jersey woman reported missing a year after it was discovered.
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says Friday that DNA proves the skull is that of 47-year-old Maryann Krepps. Investigators believe she was killed by her sex offender boyfriend, Thomas Card, a few weeks before the skull was found in 1998 on the Onondaga Nation. Card died in prison in 2006.
Krepps was last seen by her North Brunswick, N.J., family about six weeks before the skull's discovery. Relatives were in Syracuse this week to bring the remains home.
The identification was made in April after a national database matched DNA from Krepps' family to DNA from the skull.