Jasper Police reopen missing persons case after human skull foun

Jasper Police reopen missing persons case after human skull found

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Wynona Delvecchio (left photo) and Mary Cobb (red jacket). Source: Jasper Police Wynona Delvecchio (left photo) and Mary Cobb (red jacket). Source: Jasper Police
JASPER, AL (WBRC) -

Jasper Police are once again investigating a seven-year-old missing persons case after a human skull was discovered underneath a house in north Jasper.

Officials believe the remains may be tied to the 2005 missing persons case of Mary Cobb, 104 and her daugher Wynona Delvecchio, 83. Delvecchio once owned the home where the skull was discovered by the current renter. According to police, the man had gone underneath the home to do some repairs when he found the remains.

"We are going to refocus our efforts and make sure we do everything we can do to our capabilities...to resolve his on behalf of the two victims," Police Chief Connie Rowe.

Police were at the house Sunday investigating and say they are asking the ABI to help them. They hope to bring sonar ground equipment and cadaver dogs to the site to search for any other remains that might be at the property.

The skull has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville to examine for any DNA evidence.

Another concerning facet of this case is that one of the women's neighbors was found guilty of collecting retirement checks that should have gone to Mrs. Cobb. Wanda Kiser plead quilty in that case and paid approximately $10,000 in restitution.

Reporter Alan Collins will have more on this story tonight at 5 and 6.

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