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The remains of a New Hampshire teen who last seen in 1984 but wasn't reported missing until last year have been matched with a murder victim found in Tennessee in 1985.
Elizabeth 'Liz' Lamotte, 17, was living at the Youth Development Center in Manchester when she left on a furlough to a local sports stadium on November 22, 1984, and never returned, according to the New Hampshire attorney general's office.
Months - April - Body - Lamotte - Side
Months later on April 14, 1985, a body now identified as Lamotte was found on the side of an interstate in Greenville, Tennessee.
An autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, and that she had likely been dead for two to three weeks.
July - Lamotte - Birthday - Teen - Case
On July 27, 1985, what would have been Lamotte's 18th birthday, the missing teen's case was discharged from the YDC system. She had never returned from furlough.
More than 30 years later in January 2017 the Manchester police received a tip about Lamotte's disappearance after they'd asked the public for help in identifying two suspects in a murder investigation, Bob and Elizabeth Evans.
Tipster - New - Hampshire - State - Police
A tipster contacted the New Hampshire State Police Cold Case Unit and said that an Elizabeth Lamotte had gone missing from Manchester during the same period in the mid-80s that the Evans' were living there.
The tipster believed Lamotte could be the Elizabeth Evans officials were looking for.
Investigators - Link - Teen - Couple - Tip
However, investigators determined that there was no link between the missing teen and the couple, so the tip was relayed to the Manchester police to look into Lamotte's alleged...
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