BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) — A woman’s remains recently identified have prompted Boca Raton detectives to reopen a cold case from 1993.READ MORE: Cold Snap Coming To South Florida, Feeling The 30s This Weekend
Police said the same year, a man discovered the remains in a pond near 6401 East Rogers Circle.
Boca Raton Police were able to find several body parts in the pond and identify them as belonging to a white female in her 20s. They later ruled her death a homicide.
But the woman remained unidentified and the case went cold until recently.READ MORE: Twists In Search For New Broward Schools Superintendent
The department replaced their fingerprint identification system and the woman’s print’s were resubmitted and verified by technicians. This time they were identified as belonging to Michelle Deann Cooper.
The discovery has prompted detectives to pursue additional leads in her case.
Investigators believe Cooper may have been living in the West Palm Beach area at the time of her death.MORE NEWS: Teen Driver Arrested In Deadly Hit And Run In Miami
Investigators are looking for anyone with more information on her or her death. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.