New evidence in case of unidentified human remains

(Mike Burianek / WDTN Photo)

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is teaming up with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to try and identify human remains found in the county earlier this year.

A forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation created a clay model of the woman’s face in an effort to help local authorities identify the remains.

“This was someone’s daughter, someone’s family, someone’s friend, and she deserves to be identified,” said Attorney General DeWine. “Now that we have her face, we hope we can soon determine her name. It is our sincere hope that this model looks familiar to someone.”

The woman’s remains were found in a wooded area of Spring Valley Township on May 1, 2016. She had likely been there for three months to one year before being found. Her cause of death is unknown

The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Greene County authorities identify the woman.

The Sheriff’s Office had previously asked for the public’s help identifying the remains that were found in May.

“We are looking forward to the assistance of the community in helping identify this ‘Jane Doe’ with the help of the technology incorporated by Attorney General Mike DeWine and the staff of the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation,” said Sheriff Fischer.

Sheriff Fischer said in July that a DNA sample did not match any current records.

The Sheriff’s Office released some photos of the clothing the victim was wearing in hopes that someone can identify the items.

The woman is believed to be Caucasian, between 25-50 years old, and between 5’5” to 5’10”.

She was wearing a medium-sized white tank top with small stripes, a size 40D bra, and black sweatpants with a pink stripe up the leg and pink heart in the thigh area that said “Babe.”

The Greene County Sheriff released photos of the clothing found with human remains in May. (Photo: Greene County Sheriff's Office)
The Greene County Sheriff released photos of the clothing found with human remains in May. (Photo: Greene County Sheriff’s Office)

On May 1, a man mushroom hunting found the remains in a wooded area near Elam Road. Investigators searched the area with cadaver dogs and more remains.

Investigators ask anyone who may have information which may help identify this person to call Detective Kyle Metz at 937-562-4810 or if you want to remain anonymous, you can call the tip line is 937-562-4819. An anonymous tip may also be left through the Mobile Patrol app.

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