Facial modeling used in hopes of IDing Ohio skeletal remains

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Investigators hope a forensic facial reconstruction will help identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May.

They say a forensic artist created the clay model being unveiled Thursday by Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer.

DNA testing hasn’t helped identify the remains, which were found May 1 in a wooded area near Xenia (ZEEN’-yuh), southeast of Dayton.

Detectives say the woman was Caucasian, 25 to 50 years old, and between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-10. She wore a white tank top, white bra and sweatpants with a pink stripe and a pink heart on the left thigh with the word “babe.”

Investigators say a forensic anthropologist determined the remains might have been exposed to the elements for months.