Identified! PA - Somerset, woman's remains found, Dec'07 - Name withheld

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  1. Pandora

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    SOMERSET — State police are investigating the gruesome discovery of a woman’s skeletal remains in the woods near the Somerset Industrial Park.

    Police worked Thursday to identify the woman whose remains were discovered off a path on private property, about 50 yards from Industrial Park Road in Somerset Township.

    Troopers believe the woman was caucasian with a slight build and brown hair, probably between 30 and 40 years old, who apparently died about six months ago, state police Cpl. Jeffrey Doman said.

    No cause of death has been determined.

    No women in the immediate vicinity have been reported missing, Doman said.


    More at Link:
    http://www.tribune-democrat.com/archivesearch/local_story_361131556.html
     
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  3. concernedperson

    concernedperson Former Member

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  4. LookOut

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    I have some serious concerns about this guy "Adam Leroy Lane", my family lives close to the vicinity were the body was found.
     
  5. Lili

    Lili My opinion only.

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    The remains may be Joey Offutt, missing from Sykesville, Pa. since July '07. The remains of her home have recently been sold to a church and it will be razed for a parking lot. I understand the church has, or will placed a memorial at the site for the infant. This is so sad.

    This is from my neck of the woods. There was a thread here:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51704&highlight=joey+offutt
     
  6. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    The family has posted an update on Joey's webpage saying they are aware of the find, but that they have not been contacted by the state police and apparently there were other items found at the scene, that are inconsistent with Joey. I'm not sure what that means.

    Here's the link: http://www.findjoey.org/default.asp

    Salem
     
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    How did she get there? the body was found about an hour (give or take) from her car!
     
  8. christine2448

    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

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    [SIZE=-2][/SIZE]Remains found: Police trying to identify woman’s body
    Friday, December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST

    SOMERSET TOWNSHIP — State police have not been able to identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found near the Somerset Industrial Park on Wednesday evening.

    Police hope to identify the woman after her remains are investigated by the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute in Erie, Cpl. Jeff Doman said. [SIZE=-1][/SIZE]
    The remains were found by a resident walking in a wooded area about 50 yards from Industrial Park Road.

    “The area was secured by state police until a team from Mercyhurst came in,” Doman said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “We recovered the skeletal remains and the body was taken to Somerset Hospital.”

    State police said there is no indication of foul play in the woman’s death.

    “The body was not completely decomposed and the bones were intact,” Doman said.

    Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said an investigative team at Mercyhurst College should be able to determine the cause of death. The team is being led by Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat, who assisted Miller after the crash of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001.

    “They can look over the bones for any traumatic shock,” Miller said.

    He estimated the woman’s body has been at the industrial park since the summer.

    State police said the woman had brown hair, a slight build, was between the ages of 30 and 40 and was wearing a black jacket, white shirt and black denim jeans.

    “We think she was a traveler based on the limited number of items at the scene,” Doman said.

    He said the woman is believed to have spent time in Raleigh, N.C., and at one time was on Interstate 80 based on evidence left at the scene.

    Police do not know how the woman got to Somerset County from North Carolina, he said.

    “This is sketchy information at this time, but if anybody knows anything they are asked to call the state police,” Doman said.

    Pennsylvania State Police have contacted North Carolina authorities in an attempt to identify the woman, he said.

    “She’s been missing for a while and nobody has reported it,” he said.

    Doman said anybody with information is asked to call state police at 445-4104.


    Monica Caison
    CUE Center for Missing Persons
    PO Box 12714
    Wilmington, NC 28405

    (910) 343-1131
    (910) 232-1687 24 Hour Line
    Email: cuecenter@aol.com
    Website: http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/
     
  9. Pandora

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    Maybe all the family hasnt been notified yet..?
     
  11. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    From the Tribune link:

    The skeleton apparently is not that of Joey Lynn Offutt, 33, of Sykesville, Jefferson County, who has been missing since her infant son was killed in a house fire last summer.
     
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