WORCESTER (CBS) – Possible evidence in the Molly Bish homicide investigation is being sent from the Massachusetts State Police crime lab to a private lab in Texas for forensic testing, authorities said.

In 2000, the 16-year-old disappeared while working as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in Warren. Her remains were found three years later in a wooded area of Palmer. Investigators believe she was abducted and murdered.

Bish’s killing remains unsolved.

Timothy J. Connolly, a spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early, said potential evidence in the Bish investigation that has not been tested since it was sent to the state police crime lab last year will be forwarded to Orchid Cellmark Labs in Dallas, Texas, for DNA testing.

Connolly said the testing should be completed more quickly at Orchid Cellmark than at the state police lab because the state law enforcement facility has a backlog of evidence awaiting processing.

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