(CNN) – The bones of a young woman were found in Massachusetts this week. Someone walking through a wooded area near a cemetery and the Dedham Public Works Department found the remains.
Now, officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying her. They believe the body was there for a long time.
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s office held a news conference, showing images of a sweatshirt, bracelet, and ring. Officials hope this information can help someone figure out who the woman was.
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said:
Remains have been determined to be those of a female. She is believed to have been in her late teens or early 20’s. The anthropologist believes that she is black and roughly five-feet-six-inches tall…She was wearing a Marist College pullover.
Marist College is up in Poughkeepsie, New York. This is not the actual garment, but it would be a facsimile of the type and kind of garment that was found at the scene. The jewelry that is depicted. There is a ring and also a bracelet. The bracelet says ‘peace’ on it. They were actually found at the scene, and those are photographs of actual jewelry that were recovered.
Also, not pictured is a pair of Atmosphere-brand sweatpants.
Morrissey is hopeful investigators will be able to extract DNA from the remains. Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact Massachusetts authorities.