Ada Woman Wants To Know If Remains Are Her Son's

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 5:48 am
By: News On 6

ADA, Okla. (AP) -- A woman wants to know whether the remains buried nearly 11 years ago are those of her missing teenage son.

Gail Furr Whitson is hoping the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will be able to order DNA testing on stored samples to determine whether the body placed in a grave in 1995 is that of Daniel Furr.

Whitson says if there are no stored samples, she wants the body exhumed.

She says her son had been involved with a rough gang for several months in 1995 and frequently stayed away from home in their company.

Whitson says she told authorities hadn't been home since July 7th of that year but they didn't seem to believe her until she got a call for the sheriff.

Medical examiners looked at remains that had been found by a group of Boy Scouts in southeast Ada matched them to Daniel Furr's dental records.

However, coroners said the victim was 5-foot-4 and in his or her mid-20s. Daniel Furr was 5 feet 10 inches and 15 years old.