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GBI Releases Forensic Sketch, Seeking Public Help in Indentifying Remains

The GBI has released new information in an attempt to identify human remains found in Commerce. The agency is seeking the public’s help.

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Forensic Sketch of human remains found in COmmerce.

The remains were discovered in February 2017 near Interstate 85 in Commerce. A GBI forensic artist has completed a skull reconstruction and sketch detailing what they think woman looked like. An anthropologist believes the woman is probably black with some Hispanic lineage. She’s 30-44 years old, approximately 4’9” to 5’6” in height. A sample of the woman’s DNA has been entered into CODIS. Her date of death is estimated to be up to four years before she was found.

Authorities found a metal ring and a butterfly necklace charm with the remains, along with blue, purple, and gray fabrics.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Athens office at 706-552-2309 or the Banks County Sheriff’s Office at 706-677-2248. Information may also be submitted on-line at https://gbi.georgia.gov/webform/submit-tips-online.

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