Co-workers of Totowa water plant murder victim asked to provide DNA samples

The investigation into the murder of a water treatment plant employee in Totowa has entered a new phase. Employees at the Passaic Water Valley Commission plant were asked to surrender fingerprints and DNA samples to investigators Thursday. Eighty-five people were working in the water plant two weeks ago when Geetha Angara, a 43-year-old mother of three, disappeared. Her body was found the next day at the bottom of an underground water tank. The incident, which originally looked like an accident, was later ruled a homicide after the autopsy. According to the Passaic County prosecutor, a substantial number of Angara?s co-workers were asked to provide a DNA sample and no one refused. Processing all the DNA samples could take nine months to a year.

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