Body found 5 years ago in Kentucky identified as Indianapolis woman reported missing in 2007

Carma J. Purpura (Photo courtesy of Hampton Gentry Funeral Home)

Carma J. Purpura (Photo courtesy of Hampton Gentry Funeral Home)

GLASGOW, Ky. — A body found in Barren County five years ago has been identified through DNA evidence.

Kentucky State Police said the body was identified as that of Carma J. Purpura of Indianapolis. Police said in a news release Purpura would have been 35 when she was discovered Aug. 15, 2011. She was reported missing July 11, 2007.

The body was found off the shoulder of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at the 8-mile marker.

The case remains under investigation.

According to her obituary, Purpura was a self-employed artist.

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