Rendering reveals face of woman found dead in OC wilderness park in 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Orange County sheriff's deputies released new photos Friday to help identify a woman found dead in a southeast Orange County wilderness park in 2014.

A CT scan of the woman's skull and mandible was completed last year, and the images were given to forensic artists for facial reconstruction to help identify her. The facial reconstruction rendering was then given to sheriff's investigators and released to the public.

The human remains of the woman were found on Jan. 6 in the Caspers Wilderness Park.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the remains were believed to have been exposed for at least six months before they were found.

After preliminary testing, investigators concluded the remains are of a petite woman, at least 30 years old with shoulder-length wavy, dark brown hair with light colored highlights.

The woman also had a very distinct gold-colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
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