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Her skull was found 6 years ago. Now cops hope a sketch made from DNA will help ID her.

This is a composite sketch created with the help of DNA found from a human skull that was recovered on Key Biscayne six years ago. Police are hoping to identify the woman.
This is a composite sketch created with the help of DNA found from a human skull that was recovered on Key Biscayne six years ago. Police are hoping to identify the woman.

Police are hoping that modern technology can lead them to the identification of a woman who died at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, six years ago.

It was back then when a plant biologist was removing some non-native plants and discovered what appeared to be a human skull. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner confirmed the finding. The skull was then sent to the University of Florida’s Anthropology department.

Now, after the completion of an Oesteological exam — the scientific study of bones — researchers have concluded the remains belonged to a woman who was at least 60 years old. The investigation found no sign of trauma or poisoning.

A new technology that uses DNA to help formulate a picture of the person was conducted at the University of Texas. Researchers have determined the woman was white and had mid-length sandy-colored hair and mostly other normal features according to the composite.

With the release of her composite, Miami-Dade police are hoping someone who recognizes the woman comes forward.

“We need to ID her, then we can check records,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.

Anyone with information should contact Miami-Dade police.

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