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MS judge to decide on exhuming body believed to be missing LC woman

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HANCOCK COUNTY, MISS. (KPLC) -

There is new information Friday from a Mississippi courtroom about the fate of a case that may be linked to a missing Lake Charles woman.

A coroner in Hancock County, Miss., suspects that the remains of a Jane Doe killed in an accident in 1998 may belong to Nelda Hardwick.

She was reported missing by her family in Lake Charles nearly 20 years ago.

A judge is being asked to decide whether to give permission to exhume the body buried in Mississippi.

KPLC is told that Hancock County coroner, James Faulk, represented himself at Friday's proceedings because the county wouldn't pay for an attorney.

Just when it seemed the ruling wouldn't be favorable because Faulk did not have enough hard evidence, an attorney stepped up and agreed to take on the case.

The request is now being moved to Oct. 18 in Gulfport.

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