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Remains found near Newport were of homicide victim, police say

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State police have released new information on the skeletal remains found along Route 22/322 in Perry County earlier this month, saying the still unidentified woman was the victim of a homicide.

Police also disclosed that the remains were those of a white woman with brown hair, who was between 25-45 years of age and approximately 4'8" to 5'6" tall. Dental records are available for comparison, investigators said.

The remains were found by a surveyor September 9, in a wooded area next to a pull-off area about 2.5 miles east of the Newport Exit in Howe Township.

Police previously reported that an autopsy was unable to determine the woman's age and race and the cause and manner of her death.

Anyone with information concerning the case is asked to call state police in Newport at (717) 567-3110 or Perry County Crime Stoppers at (866) 210-8477.

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