Orange County’s inaugural event to encourage DNA contributions from the families of missing people yielded its first success recently, officials said Friday.
A handful of family members of Kristyne Olivia Trejo submitted DNA samples at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Oct. 3 event, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
Trejo was last seen on June 27, 1988, in Santa Ana when she was 28 years old, officials said.
Her skeletal remains were found in San Bernardino County sometime in 1989. The genetic material collected in October helped investigators match the remains with Trejo.
At the Oct. 3 event, 34 families provided 47 DNA samples, said sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.
On Tuesday, Trejo’s daughter, Tina Costa, and son, Andrew Trejo, will meet with reporters to discuss the case of their missing mother.
— City News Service