DNA results leave mystery unsolved over missing girl

Police say DNA tests did not produce results after Alexandra Brandt went missing in 1994 in Ramat Gan.

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February 26, 2013 18:43
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Ramat Gan Park

Ramat Gan park . (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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The mystery of a little girl missing for almost two decades remains unsolved, as DNA tests taken from a woman the girl’s family says is their missing daughter did not produce the results they hoped for, Tel Aviv police reported on Tuesday.

According to Tel Aviv police, the test results “were not able to establish with certainty that she is the family’s daughter,” adding that the YAMAR investigative unit will continue to work to crack the mystery. The DNA sample was taken from a young Ashdod woman at her apartment last week, after the mother of Alexandra Brandt, who went missing in Ramat Gan while walking home from school in 1994 and would today be 29 years old, told police that she found a woman at a wedding in the city who she was certain was her missing daughter.

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According to police, the mother told officers she was at a wedding in Ramat Gan last week when she saw the woman, and after approaching her and telling her she thinks she is her missing daughter Alexandra, the woman left the reception. The woman and Alexandra’s sister then found the woman’s apartment in Ashdod, and called police, who then took testimony from both sides as well as DNA samples from both women to see if there is a match.

Brandt was last seen at David Hamelech park in Ramat Gan on November 24, 1994. She had immigrated to Israel only two years before from the Ukraine with her parents, who divorced shortly after she vanished.

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