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{{Identified_Infobox|title1=Marlene Oakes|image1=Marlene Oakes.jpg|caption1=|name=Helen Marlene Major|sex={{F}}|age=25|missing_from=Verona, Kentucky|disappeared=1980|discovered=November 29, 1981|location=Verona, Kentucky|identified=c. 2001|span=20 years|cod={{Gun H}}}}
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{{Identified_Infobox|title1=Marlene Oakes|image1=Marlene Oakes.jpg|caption1=|name=Helen Marlene Major|sex={{F}}|age=25|missing_from=Verona, Kentucky|disappeared=1980|discovered=November 29, 1981|location=Verona, Kentucky|identified= 2001|span=20 years|cod={{Gun H}}}}
   
 
'''Helen Marlene Major''' (known by her middle name and posthumously by her maiden name '''Oakes''') was a young woman who was murdered by her husband in 1980.
 
'''Helen Marlene Major''' (known by her middle name and posthumously by her maiden name '''Oakes''') was a young woman who was murdered by her husband in 1980.
   
Although her partial skull was found a year later near her residence, she remained unidentified until a mitochondrial DNA test revealed her identity.
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Although her partial skull was found a year later near her residence, she remained unidentified until a mitochondrial DNA test revealed her identity on an unspecified date in 2001.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==

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Helen Marlene Major (known by her middle name and posthumously by her maiden name Oakes) was a young woman who was murdered by her husband in 1980.

Although her partial skull was found a year later near her residence, she remained unidentified until a mitochondrial DNA test revealed her identity on an unspecified date in 2001.

Gallery

Media

  • The case was featured on Forensic Files on the episode "A Daughter's Journey"
  • Cold Case Files also detailed the case on the episode "Daddy Knows Best"

Sources