Prosecutor says missing NY woman not killed in Pa.

A prosecutor says the New York woman whose skeletal remains were found in Pennsylvania was apparentlykilled elsewhere.

Gene Talerico, first assistant district attorney in LackawannaCounty, Pa., said Tuesday that means New York will havejurisdiction in the case of 25-year-old Laura Garza.

Garza disappeared in 2008 after leaving a Manhattan nightclubwith a sex offender. Her remains were found last week nearScranton, Pa.

The sex offender, Michael Mele, has been investigatedbut not charged in the case. He is imprisoned on a parole violationand was denied release last month.

New York state police Capt. Wayne Olson said New York officialshave been working on the assumption that Garza was killed in NewYork.

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