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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.



  • 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"


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