East Point police say DNA of remains doesn’t match woman’s missing daughter. Now she wants proof

EAST POINT, Ga. — A mother who thought her missing daughter looked exactly like the sketch of a woman whose remains were found in a tote bag says police told her DNA results indicate it is not her daughter.

Mary Roby refuses to believe it.

“This is my child,” she told Channel 2′s Tom Jones. “You’re gonna have to show me that is not my child.”

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Roby says there are too many similarities for it not to be her.

“It just looks too much like her.”

But East Point police now say DNA test results show remains found in a tote bag last year do not match Roby’s daughter, 30 year old Shaneice Faison.

Roby says police have not sent her the test results.

“I’m not gonna believe it until I see 0% chance,” she said.


The remains were found in a wooded area at a construction site near 490 North Commerce not far from Camp Creek Parkway.

A GBI forensic artist created the sketch and Roby immediately noticed the woman in the sketch looked identical. Both had an overbite and wore bangs. She thought the mystery of where her daughter disappeared to in 2022 had been solved.

“I was hoping for them to tell me that it is (her) so I could just let this rest,” she said.

Then she got the call from police that it was not her. Roby says her daughter suffered from mental illness and lived in Atlanta and Florida. She says she needs to know what happened to her so she can find peace.

“Yes this is a mystery. I mean how did she just vanish,” she said.

Police still want to know the identity of the remains. They’re asking anyone with any information to call police at 404-761-2177.

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