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Human remains are those of missing Maplewood woman

August 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The human remains found along railroad tracks in St. Louis have been identified as those of a Maplewood woman missing since May.

Gary Martin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday that Maplewood detectives told him the remains were of his mother, 62-year-old Barbara Johnson. St. Louis police call her death “suspicious,” and homicide detectives are investigating.

Johnson was last seen May 16. Her purse and belongings were found a few days later in the middle of a busy street near her apartment.

A railroad maintenance worker found a severed leg Monday afternoon.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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