Authorities ID bodies of 2 women found dead in Columbus decades ago

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they've identified two women who were found dead in separate cases in central Ohio more than two decades ago.

Franklin County coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz says the women were identified after their descriptions were matched with missing people through a national missing persons database.

Officials say 52-year-old Karen Kaye Frank died outside a former supper club in Columbus in 1999, likely of natural causes.

The body of a woman found in 1998 in Columbus was identified as Turina Jefferies of Philadelphia. No cause of death was given.

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