Phoenix police identify victim from 1992 homicide

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

PHOENIX - Phoenix police have identified the body of a young female homicide victim found in a remote desert area in 1992.

On May 28, 1992, the body was found by an ATV rider near 20th Street and Deer Valley Road, which at the time was a remote desert area.

Forensic analysis of the remains showed the victim was a Caucasian female between 11 and 17 years old.

When her body was found, she was wearing a floral print shirt and blue jeans. Large pink-framed eyeglasses were found nearby.

Her identity remained unknown and dental records always came back with negative results.

In December 2010, detectives with the Phoenix Missing Persons Unit reopened the case.

Detectives reviewed more than 1,600 missing person reports and found a possible match to Shannon Aumock. The victim's biological mother was found and a comparison was made in February to positively confirm Aumock as the victim.

She was 16 years old at the time she was brutally murdered.

Investigators are hoping to generate new leads in the unsolved case to find the person who is responsible for committing the crime.