California police reopen 16-year-old cold case of missing woman

- California homicide detectives reopened the 16-year-old cold case of a missing woman last week after getting an anonymous tip.

Diana Rojas was 27 when she disappeared in October 2000. She was a church worker and the mother of a 2-year-old and Long Beach police believe she was murderered, though they have no suspect.

The tipster called cops to say where the woman’s body had been buried, KNBC-TV reported.

Following the tip, police drove 100 miles northeast to Ridgecrest on Thursday and dug four holes in the desert with the help of a backhoe and ground penetrating radar, according to the station.

After several hours the search was called off in the middle of the afternoon, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.


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