BONES found at a NSW property in 2009 have finally been matched to a missing mum who disappeared almost 50 years ago.
Judith Bartlett, 28, was last seen in Bathurst in 1964.
Investigations into her death were reopened by Strike Force Greenfest in 2001.
When a bushwalker discovered bones at a Gooloogong property three years ago, a DNA profile was run against all missing women in the area.
Bones were also sent to New Zealand and Texas for analysis.
Earlier this month, the profile was matched to Ms Bartlett's daughter and detectives travelled to the state's north to tell the family the news.
Detective Inspector Denise Godden said the family always refused to believe Ms Bartlett would have walked out on her young children.
He said they had "waited and waited" and it was satisfying to finally be able to bring them answers.
Investigations are continuing.
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