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>DNA results expected in missing women case

DNA results from evidence obtained last week in the case of two missing women in Colden and Marilla are expected back today or Wednesday, Erie County sheriff's officials said Monday evening.

Meanwhile, authorities continued combing areas of Colden on Monday for any sign of Geraldine Jackson, 87, of Colden, or 69-year-old Nancy G. Phelps of Marilla. Jackson has been missing since at least Dec. 22, when her house was burned to the ground.

Phelps was last seen Jan. 14 at a Bible study in Alden. She was reported missing by family members Wednesday, and authorities found blood and a tooth at Phelps' Eastwood Road home while investigating her disappearance.

Robert J. Henchen, 42, of Irish Road, Colden, was arrested Friday on a parole violation. Authorities consider Henchen, a man with a criminal history that includes violent crimes against elderly people, to be a "person of interest" in the case of the missing women.


>Woman accused of setting fiance's clothes on fire

A Walden Avenue woman faces arson and other charges after fire officials said she placed her fiance's clothes on her front lawn and set them on fire.

Adrianne L. Taylor, 27, is accused of setting fire to her fiance's entire wardrobe at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

Fire officials said the man returned to their home on the 700 block of Walden only to find his clothes burning and smoking. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. She also was charged with harassment and criminal mischief.

Authorities said three children -- 6 months, 8 and 14 -- were home at the time.

Taylor also is accused of destroying her fiance's new cell phone by stomping on it.

Fire Marshals Kevin Lozano, Edwin Ortiz and Joseph Tomizzi investigated the case, and the arrest was made by Officer Arrie Moore.

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