Woman identified in 23-year-old cold case in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Police have identified a body found more than 23 years ago as that of a missing New York woman.

Stacey Boothe-Wilson & model created from remains when trying to identify her

Stacey Boothe-Wilson was a former Marine who was discharged by the Marine Corps in August of 1994, separated from her husband and moved back to Greenburgh, New York with her three children.

She was reported missing in October 1994 and was 33 years old at the time.

The body was found in December of 1995 in the woods adjacent to Courts Plus on Marine Boulevard by a surveyor.

Chief Mike Yaniero says in January a possible DNA match came back from a national database for missing persons. The medical examiner then confirmed the match.

There is no information on how Boothe-Wilson died, but authorities do not believe it was accidental because of where she was found.

“Perhaps there is someone in the Jacksonville or the military community that knew Stacey Boothe-Wilson or have some information about her ties to Jacksonville. Even the smallest bit of information may be of value to the detectives working on this case.” said Yaniero.