Genealogy, forensics help California police ID murder victim after 31 years

Published: Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 1:19 PM

Tracey Coreen Hobson, 20, is pictured in an undated photo at left. Hobson, seen at right in an image by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was positively identified Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, more than 31 years after her skeletal remains were found 50 feet off Santa Ana Canyon Road in unincorporated Anaheim. Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators are searching for Hobson's killer, who stabbed her and cut off her hands before dumping her body.
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Tracey Coreen Hobson, 20, is pictured in an undated photo at left. Hobson, seen at right in an image by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was positively identified Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, more than 31 years after her skeletal remains were found 50 feet off Santa Ana Canyon Road in unincorporated Anaheim. Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators are searching for Hobson's killer, who stabbed her and cut off her hands before dumping her body.

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