Bones of young woman found in Massachusetts woods

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Massachusetts authorities

The type of sweatshirt the woman was wearing when she was found. Credit: Norfolk District Attorney's Office

(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.