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12:19 PM, Mar 11, 2003   |    comments
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  • JACKSONVILLE, FL - Tina McQuaig went to work on March 15, 2000 and never returned home. Investigators eventually found her car four days after her disappearance parked at a Wal Mart on Normandy Blvd. More than two years later, in December 2002, a survey team found human remains in a wooded area near Cecil Field. Now, nearly three years after her disappearance, Tina McQuaig's family is one step to closure after her remains were finally identified as those found in Cecil Field. Investigators say that they were able to positively identify the remains of Tina McQuaig after they were sent to a lab in Gainesville and technicians were able to compare her DNA. Now as the family finds closure and tries to move on they are urging the public to help find Tina's killer. According to Lt. Rick Graham with the JSO Homicide division, the identification of McQuaig's remains, "gives us a reason to go back and make sure that nothing was missed." Investigators say they will now go back and start from square one and try to solve the case. They say that knowing where the body was found is a big clue that could lead them to her killer. Family members say that while the case is currently unsolved they can at least move on knowing in their hearts that Tina McQuaig will always be with them. Yet, Tina's mother says there will be a gap that will never be filled, "I have a huge loss within me without Tina here. I miss her. It's not going to be the same; it's like a big piece is missing." If you have any information regarding Tina McQuaig's disappearance call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 630-0500.

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