Author Aims to Solve 1969 Kentucky Murder Mystery, Wants Body Exhumed for DNA

The identity of a woman tagged only with the name "Caroline" has remained a mystery in eastern Kentucky for four decades.

Darla Jackson heard the legend of the mysterious woman and now is hoping DNA testing can help shed light on who "Caroline" really is and how she ended up dead along the side of a road in Harlan County in 1969.

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports that Jackson, a local author, is seeking to have the woman's body exhumed and her DNA entered into a national database with the hope of finding a match.

A man picking flowers along Little Shepherd Trail in 1969 found the partially nude and badly decomposed woman. The only things with the women were a ticket stub and parts of a man's sweater.