A human torso found along I-70 in Warren County, Missouri in 2004 has been identified as that of an Alton woman. Investigators with the Major Case Squad say the remains belong to Deanna Howland, who would have been 35-years-old at the time of her disappearance; 47-years old if she were alive today. DNA testing has confirmed the identity, and now the process of further investigation begins.
The Major Case Squad is asking anyone with information on Howland's past, disappearance or death come forward. Madison County Sheriff John Lakin:
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Police say Howland was a known prostitute and user of illegal drugs, and was known to frequent the areas of Granite City and East St. Louis. She also went by other last names, including Froelich, Kinnear, and Barker. If you have any information on this case, call 618-692-6087, or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-8477.