DNA tests confirm body is Ada woman's son

ADA, Okla. -- More than 13 years after the disappearance of her son, an Ada woman is finally coming to terms with his death.

Gale Whitson says DNA testing on remains discovered in Ada in 1995 have provided her with irrefutable proof that it was indeed her son, Daniel Lee Furr.

The badly decomposed body was discovered by a group of Boy Scouts at an abandoned quarry pit in southeast Ada. Furr had been missing for several weeks before the body was found.

The cause of death was listed as trauma to the chest, but investigators still have not determined the circumstances surrounding Furr's death.

Pontotoc County Undersheriff Joe Glover says that although the case is cold, an investigation into Furr's death is ongoing.

"He died under suspicious circumstances, at the time he was listed as a runaway. During that time his body was discovered," Glover told KXII.

If you have any information about who may have killed Daniel Furr more than 13 years ago, contact Pontotoc County authorities.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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