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    TX - Mansfield, BlkFem Skeletal UP14350, 35-55, Buried Under Willow Tree, Aug'15

    Investigators working to identify skeletal remains found in Mansfield last summer hope a clay composite made using the victim's skull will help identify the unknown woman.

    The woman's remains were found dry and partially unearthed in August 2015 by a Mansfield resident walking his property with his family along Mitchell Road.

    Investigators were able to recover most of the remains. Over the next year forensic investigators would then determine the remains were of a black woman between the ages of 35 and 55 years old and that she stood between 5 feet 2 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

    Based upon the skeletal decay and the age of a willow tree root found growing in the woman's cranium, officials said the woman could have gone missing between 1998 and 2011.
    Anyone with information about the identity of the woman is asked to call the Mansfield Police Department at 817-276-4700.
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    Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

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    Police did not discussing the woman's manner of death. They say that is information that only the killer or killers would know. They also said every missing person registered in a national database has been ruled out in this case.

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    Officials recovered the head and most of the woman's body. They also found a fragment of a size large shirt that had metal eyelets where it may have laced up, he said.

    "We know that someone is probably missing her," said senior forensic anthropologist Dana Austin with the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. "We're hoping that they will be able to watch this and look at the reconstruction."

    Clay reconstruction has been used in four other cases in the last 20 years, she said.

    The woman's skull is underneath the clay, which represents what she may have looked like. Some features such as the skin and eye color as well as hairstyle are designed to be generic.

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