Kings County sheriff’s detectives are still trying to identify a dead woman whose body was dumped in a remote area two years ago, several months after her death.
In hopes of a break in the case, detectives on Thursday made public a three-dimensional facial approximation prepared by the FBI.
The woman’s skeleton was found in May 2015 by a birdwatcher several miles south of Corcoran.
It was wrapped in a tarp. She was wearing a horizontally-striped T-shirt, black loose-fitting yoga-style pants and Depends-type underwear.
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“She did not die there,” Detective Samuel Weimer said. She had died several months before, and it appears her body had been dumped two or three days before it was found, he said.
She did not die there.
Detective Samuel Weimer, Kings County Sheriff’s Office
She had been dead for so long that no fingerprints could be taken, he said.
A forensic anthropologist examined the remains and determined the woman had severe osteoporosis. If she could walk, she was probably hunched over. She had an old fracture of the nose which possibly caused a slight curving to the left. She also had an old fracture to her pelvis likely caused by a severe impact.
She had no teeth and had been prepped for a full set of dentures, but no dentures were located.
She was white or Hispanic and had graying blond hair. She was 5 feet to 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighed between 100 and 160 pounds. Her age was 60-plus years.
In December 2015, a sketch was prepared by the Can You Identify Me organization that was made public in hopes that someone in the public could identify her.
“We received numerous tips,” Weimer said. “I tracked them all down and ruled them out.”
Because the tips led nowhere, detectives asked the FBI to do a facial approximation and sent her skull to the agency.