DNA confirms identity of missing Birmingham woman found in Jefferson County lake
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Through DNA technology, a Jefferson County coroner has identified a Birmingham woman who was found in a Jefferson County lake in April.
According to several news reports, the coroner said DNA samples have helped to identify a body of a woman who went missing in February.
A police report was filed by family members and numerous searches were made, as well as appeals on social media, in an effort to find her.
A fisherman pulled her body from the lake two months later in April, but it wasn’t until the coroner conducted DNA testing last week that Hornsby’s identity was confirmed.