Woman believed to be 1973 homicide victim found alive

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 14, 2015 10:29 AM

A recently created bust of a woman whose naked body was found partially decomposed on Oct. 10, 1973 sits on a table at the State Police station in Lickdale. (Jeremy Long/Lebanon Daily News)

(Jonestown) -- State police say a woman they recently linked to decomposing remains found in Lebanon County in 1973 is actually alive.

Troopers recently had an expert craft a forensic bust of the victim, in hopes her appearance might spur leads into the killing.  

At a news conference last week, police suggested the body could be a woman named Betsy Langjahr.

At the time the body was found, Langjahr was a runaway from a home for troubled youth.

As of last week, police weren't sure where she was. 

Now, police have determined she's still living. 

A game warden found the remains on Oct. 9, 1973, under a tarp and branches in Union Township, near Jonestown. 

Evidence suggests the victim was 16 to 20 years old.

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