SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify a dead woman found more than two years ago in Casper’s Wilderness Park in Orange County.
The woman’s remains were found Jan. 6, 2014.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it is estimated the remains may have been exposed to the elements for at least six months.
After preliminary testing, officials determined the woman was petite, at least 30 years of age, and had shoulder-length wavy dark brown hair with light highlights. The decedent had a very distinct gold colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life.
In December, a CT scan of the decedent’s skull and jaw was completed. The images captured from the CT scan were turned over to a forensic artist for facial reconstruction.
Last month, photos of what officials believe Jane Doe looked like based on the artist’s facial reconstruction were given to investigators.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055.
Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).