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Posted: Monday, April 4, 2011 12:26 pm | Updated: 3:44 pm, Wed Apr 13, 2011.

A 16-year-old girl whose body was found nearly 20 years ago and was buried as a Jane Doe until last month will receive a proper burial.

Graveside services for Shannon Aumock will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sunwest Funeral Home and Cemetery, 12525 Northwest Grand Ave., El Mirage. Aumock’s body was found in a pile of trash by an ATV rider in north Phoenix in May 1992, soon after she turned 16. She was strangled to death, according to the medical examiner.

Aumock, who had lived in numerous foster and group homes and ran away numerous times, was identified in February by a DNA match through her biological mother and dental records examination by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office. She was exhumed last month from the Twin Buttes Cemetery in Tempe.

Authorities are continuing to search for leads and information that could lead them to the girl’s killer.

If anyone has any information about the death of Shannon Aumock, they can call the Phoenix Police Department’s Violent Crimes Bureau at (602) 262-6141 or Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377.

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