Human remains sent to FACES lab still unidentified

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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 4:14 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2011 4:14 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: boosier city, lsu, faces, lab, forensiv, skeletal, remains, police, identification, wbrz, louisiana

BOSSIER CITY, La. - A report from the LSU forensic laboratory on the skeletal remains found this summer in a wooded area near a busy Bossier City intersection has come back to police without an identification or cause of death.

The remains were found June 30 and transported to the LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services laboratory in Baton Rouge under the care of Mary Manhien.

The Times reports that an extensive study confirmed some of Manhien's early findings: the remains are those of a black woman between 30 and 45 years of age, between 4'8" and 4'11" with a time of death estimated between one and eight months before discovery.

The report also shows the woman appeared to have sustained a broken nose that had already healed before she died.

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