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DNA identifies remains of U student last seen in 1970, now authorities want to know more


February 14, 2019

Gloria Rieken's remains, recovered from a burned-out Mille Lacs County home in 1970, were positively identified last week.

After DNA evidence this month helped identify remains found 49 years ago in a burned out Mille Lacs County home as a missing University of Minnesota student, authorities are hoping the new clue can piece together her fate.

Gloria F. Rieken, 18, last walked out of her Minneapolis apartment for school in early November 1970 but never arrived. Soon after, human remains were discovered by a neighbor in the charred home about 8 1/2 miles northeast of Milaca, Sheriff Don Lorge said at a news conference Wednesday in St. Paul. At the time, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office reported that while the victim did not die in the fire, they could not determine a cause of death. The remains were eventually buried without anyone knowing who the victim was, or what happened.


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