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Wash. Times: DNA Shows Another Victim in OK City Bombing

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 The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 20, 1995. (Bob Daemmrich/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 07 Dec 2015 09:19 PM

Twenty years after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, officials may have evidence of a 169th victim, The Washington Times reports. 

A left leg that does not belong to any of the known victims has been tested to see if the person can be identified, the Times reports.

The news also could bolster the theory of defense attorneys that domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had another accomplice.

"The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has a copy of the results. However, the results are confidential pursuant to state law," Oklahoma Chief Toxicologist Byron Curtis told the Times.

Officials for the FBI said they were unaware of the DNA test on the leg, known as human specimen P-71.

Samples were taken from the leg in 1997 and sent to LabCorp, which conducts tests for the government. No match was made for a known person, officials said.

"We aren’t withholding the name at all," Chief Administrative Officer Amy Elliott told the Times. "We do not have a name or identity coordinating for the unmatched leg."

The leg is believed to belong to a female. No one known to have been in the vicinity of the building when it was destroyed by a truck bomb remains unaccounted for.

McVeigh's lawyer Stephen Jones said he believes the leg belongs to another accomplice, citing a witness who saw a man with an olive complexion leave the passenger side of the truck and start back when the bomb exploded.

"It's possible while he was walking, his leg was shielded by a parking meter or waste disposal can so the force of the blast went all around him, hitting everything but the shielded leg," Jones said.

McVeigh also took a polygraph test in which he denied having any more accomplices, Jones said, but the polygraph showed him to be lying.

McVeigh had left his getaway vehicle filled with anti-government literature nearby.

"In this scenario, whoever was going to give him a ride didn’t show up, so he had to hoof it back to the car and then head north on the highway where a trooper stopped him," Jones said.

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Twenty years after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, officials may have evidence of a 169th victim, The Washington Times reports. A left leg that does not belong to any of the known victims has been tested to see if the person can be...
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