Officials Looking for Public’s Help Identifying Murdered Woman

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MANSFIELD - Mansfield PD wants your help to identify human remains that were found in the city a year ago. Since last august, Mansfield PD and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office have worked together to try to identify the victim of a possible homicide.

The ME's Office has now determined that the victim was an African American woman who was between ages 35 and 55.

On Tuesday, a composite was shown of what the woman may have looked like at the time of her death. "It's not designed to be a portrait,” says Dr. Dana Austin of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.  “It shows the proportions in the face. We use an artist who consults with the Medical Examiner's office to create these. We had no information about the hair, for instance, so we don't know. This is just designed to look generic.”

Cops have figured out that the woman's remains had been left in the field for at least 5 years. Officials are hoping that by releasing the composite, someone will possibly recognize the victim and give them further clues about her death.

If you have any information regarding this case, contact Mansfield PD, Crime Stoppers or the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.

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