Panamanian police identify body of US woman missing since MarchBy AP
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Panamanian police identify body of US woman
PANAMA CITY — Panamanian authorities say they have identified the body of a U.S. woman who had been missing since March and are looking for a Texas man suspected in her death.
Prosecutors’ advisor Neftali Jaen says police on Friday identified the remains of Cheryl Lynn Hugues, who went missing in western Bocas del Toro province. He didn’t have a hometown for Hughes.
Police on Tuesday found her body and the skeletal remains of another person buried in the back patio of a hotel owned by William Adolfo Cortez, of Texas.
Jaen said police are investigating whether the remains are those of a U.S. man missing since December 2009. He said Cortez has a tourism company that belonged to the missing man registered in his name.
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