Friday, September 19, 2008

ARTICLE #105) Results of Grant’s DNA test expected this week

Monday, January 28, 2008
Results of Grant’s DNA test expected this week
The Kamloops Daily News by Jason Hewlett

It will be a matter of days before results of a DNA swab test let Glendene Grant know if a body found in Texas is her missing daughter.

“The sooner it gets done, the better,” Grant said Sunday.

She took the test Friday morning at the Kamloops RCMP City detachment. An investigator with the Serious Crime Unit took two swab samples from her right cheek and two from the left.

The swabs were sent to a university in the United States. Grant was told it could be two days or more before the results come back.

Grant’s daughter, Jessica Foster, 21, was last heard from March 29, 2006. She was living in Las Vegas at the time and may have been caught in a sex-trafficking ring.

The body of the woman was found badly burned on a stretch of highway Oct. 29, 2006. It’s believed she’s between the ages of 17 and 22.

A facial reconstruction of the woman was recently featured on America’s Most Wanted. Grant was alerted by friends because the image was similar to that of her daughter.

Grant said while the photo has similarities to Foster, she doesn’t believe they’re a match.

A kit was also sent to Foster’s father in Calgary.

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