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‘There isn’t closure’: Police identify desert remains as missing 15-year-old girl, but her death remains unsolved

‘There isn’t closure’: Police identify desert remains as missing 15-year-old girl, but her death remains unsolved

The answer to one mystery leads police to another unanswered question.

Now that they have identified the decades-old remains as Melody Harrison, 15, the Apache Junction Police Department in Arizona must determine how she wound up dead and missing more than 40 miles away from home.

“There is peace of mind having found Melody’s identity and sharing with her family, but there isn’t closure surrounding the circumstances of her death,” investigator Stephanie Bourgeois said. “We are still searching to find out how she might have passed away.”

Melody Harrison was found dead in Apache Junction, Arizona, on Aug. 6, 1992. (Images: DNA Doe Project)

Melody Harrison was found dead in Apache Junction, Arizona, on Aug. 6, 1992. (Images: DNA Doe Project)