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Investigators put a face to remains of unknown woman

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NEWPORT, Pa. (WHTM) -

Investigators are hoping a head made of molded clay will provide them with the answers they've been seeking since a woman's remains were found in Perry County more than a year ago.

FBI detectives, state police, and county coroner Mike Shalonis worked together to put a face to the unknown woman so that someone may recognize her.

"We worked together with different agencies trying to locate this person, putting this face out there," Trooper Michele Davis said. "Hopefully, we'll be able to find out who she is."

The skeletal remains were wrapped in a carpet when they were found September 9, 2010 in a wooded area next to vehicle pull-off along Route 22/322 east of Newport.

Authorities believe the woman was white, between 4'11" and 5'4" tall, and between 30-40 years old. Shalonis said she may have had a broken nose earlier in life and had "good" teeth.

Investigators have had no matches on her dental records or from DNA databases.

Authorities have been unable to determine a cause of death, but consider the case to be a homicide.

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