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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:46 am

LITTLE VALLEY – It took more than two years to identify Traci Douglass’ remains after they were discovered on the banks of the Allegheny Reservoir in South Valley.

Now, in order to find out how she died, Cattaraugus County sheriff’s investigators need to know more about who the 45-year-old Salamanca woman was before she disappeared in late December 2006

A day after the Maryland native was publicly identified through a new DNA testing method offered by the New York City Police Department, Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb asked for help from those who knew Ms. Douglass.

“We want to talk to every friend she had,” Sheriff Whitcomb said in a press conference Tuesday. “We want to know every enemy she had.” Now that they know who she is, investigators and deputies are fanning out across the Salamanca area trying to find those who may have known her, including friends, employers and landlords – anyone who knew her.

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