Investigator: Missing Iowa girl's blood found

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — Investigators have discovered the blood of a missing Iowa teenager on the truck of a registered sex offender suspected of kidnapping her Monday, lessening the chances she will be found alive, a lead investigator said Thursday.

DNA testing confirmed that the blood found on the tailgate of the truck and in a hog confinement facility where Kathlynn Shepard, 15, was taken after she was abducted belonged to the girl, said Bill Kietzman, an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent in charge.

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