Police seeking help in identifying human remains found more than 20 years ago

ALCONA COUNTY, MICH. - Anthropologists at Michigan State University determined the remains are that of a 30 to 50 year-old woman. 

Scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center for Human Identification were also able to put together a full DNA profile of the woman. 

A bow hunter originally discovered the remains back in 1994 in the wooded areas off Bamfield Road, in Alcona County. 

MSP attached the following three photos and descriptions of the methodology used to produce each: 

"Several artistic renderings have been done by forensic artists and are being released to help prompt tips from the public. The following techniques were used:

•    First image (left) – Two-dimensional sketch completed by a MSP forensic artist. This was drawn in in graphite and used anthropological landmarks on the skull to give a glimpse of what the woman may have looked like when alive. 

•    Second image (middle) – Digital rendering completed by a forensic artist from Louisiana State University’s Missing Persons Molecular and Medical Genetics Department. This technique was aided by a 3D scan of the skull. 

•    Third image (right) – 3D clay model of the skull completed by a FBI forensic artist. This technique is much like the two-dimensional approach, but uses clay applied to the cast skull."

Anyone with any information should call the Alcona County Sheriff's Dept. (989) 724-6271.

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