Confessed Boston Strangler’s body exhumed Other victims’ loved ones urge DA to find evidence that may bring them closure, too ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The body of Albert DeSalvo, who confessed to committing the "Boston Strangler" slayings, was exhumed Friday. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Authorities will extract DNA from the body to determine whether it matches forensic evidence to the 1964 murder of Mary Sullivan. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff This development comes after officials announced that DNA from a nephew of DeSalvo provided a "familial match." Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Ann Plastino, who came to the exhumation, said she knew DeSalvo about 50 years ago and that he seemed "friendly" and "kind." David L. Ryan/Globe Staff "This is just unreal," Plastino said. "I hope this can bring some closure." Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff The remains were taken to the morgue.