In this portrait taken Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, Germaine Maurer, left, and her son Jared Maurer, 28, pose for the Associated Press in their home in Piscataway, N.J. Germaine Maurer's o

 

              In this portrait taken Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, Germaine Maurer, left, and her son Jared Maurer, 28, pose for the Associated Press in their home in Piscataway, N.J. Germaine Maurer
In this portrait taken Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, Germaine Maurer, left, and her son Jared Maurer, 28, pose for the Associated Press in their home in Piscataway, N.J. Germaine Maurer's other son, Ben Maurer, went missing when he was 17 in 2002. He was identified through advanced DNA technology and new federal funding through a program aimed at identifying bodies at New York's Hart Island, better known as potter's field. Already the project has identified about 50 of the 54 bodies that have been disinterred. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)