( this is near Montgomery)
Elmore County officials seek identification on woman found in shallow grave
Posted by Carol Robinson -- Birmingham News May 12, 2009 12:40 PM
Elmore County sheriff's officials are trying to identify a homicide victim found buried in a shallow grave nearly two years ago.
The woman's skeletal remains were discovered wrapped in a tarp near Lake Jordan on July 22, 2007, according to Sheriff Bill Franklin.
Reconstructed image of woman whose skeletal remains were found in Elmore County in 2007.
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology put together a facial reconstruction of the skull.
Investigators believe the woman was killed between 2002 and 2007.
A forensic analysis showed she is a mixed-race woman -- African-American and white -- between the age of 30 and 40. She had a thin to medium build, dark hair and moderate dental work. She suffered broken ribs and broken facial bones over a period of time prior to her death.
Elmore County Chief Deputy Ricky Lowery said the woman doesn't match any of the missing persons cases in that area.
"We have to find out where she's from," Lowery said. "We're asking for some help."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Elmore County Sheriff's Department at 334-514-5805 or 334-567-1426. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/05/elmore...als_seek_i.html