Remains identified as missing Palatine girl

Dave Mann
Daily Herald Staff Writer
Updated 4/8/2014 2:57 PM
  • Amber Gail Creek

    Amber Gail Creek

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the Daily Herald on June 27, 1998.

The remains of a body found in a Wisconsin forest preserve more than one year ago have been identified as those of a 14-year-old Palatine girl, Wisconsin police said.

Amber Gail Creek was last seen Jan. 23, 1997. Her body was found in a wildlife refuge February 9 last year in Burlington, Wis., in western Racine County. She had been listed as a Jane Doe.

Detectives for the Racine County Sheriff's Department recently obtained a list of names from the Web site of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, police said.

The date Amber was last seen led investigators to social worker. Amber was a ward of the state at the time of her disappearance. Police then contacted Amber's father and stepmother, who helped identify her through photographs and dental records.

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