DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND STATE POLICE
HEADQUARTERS: PIKESVILLE, MD 21208
(410)486-3101 TTY For Hearing Impaired (410)486-0677
Toll Free: 1-800-525-5555
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2009
ARTIST DRAWING OF CARROLL CO. SKELETAL REMAINS RELEASED
(Westminster, MD) -- Maryland State Police have obtained a forensic artist’s rendering of what a female murder victim may have looked like whose skeletal remains were found in Carroll County earlier this year.
The identity of the victim remains unknown. She is believed to have been a white female, possibly in her late teen’s or early 20’s, with a petite build.
On March 24, 2009, Maryland State Police were called to the 900-block of Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster. In an overgrown area where construction debris had been dumped years ago behind what is now a manufacturing company, troopers recovered the skeletal remains of the victim.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy. It was determined the victim had died as a result of homicide.
Since the remains were recovered, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators have been working to identify the victim. Missing person files have been reviewed, police departments have been contacted throughout the country, and multiple dental record comparisons made, but no identity has been made.
State Police investigators obtained assistance from Detective Evelyn Grant, a certified forensic artist with the Baltimore County Police. Detective Grant examined the victim’s skull and through her expertise, was able to develop a composite drawing of what the victim may have looked like.
Investigators are still unsure of when the victim may have been killed and believe it could have been as long as decades ago. Anyone who may recognize the person in the drawing is urged to contact Maryland State Police immediately. In addition, anyone who remembers what the area of Rt. 140 just east of Westminster was like as far back as 25 years ago is urged to contact Maryland State Police investigators as well.
All calls should be directed to Sgt. Tina Becker, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, at 410-386-3029. Calls may be kept confidential.
CONTACT: Greg Shipley- through HQ duty officer at 410-653-4236
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