Newport News Police need the public’s assistance in identifying skeletal remains that were found on June 6, 2014 in the area of the 1000 block of 25th Street. The remains were found by City Farm workers while they were cutting grass. There was no identification found at the scene and the condition of the remains made it impossible to visually identify the person.
The Medical Examiner determined that the remains were that of a white or mixed ancestry female, 25-40 years old and between 5’1” and 5’7” tall and that the remains had been there for at least a month. The cause of death remains undetermined.
In an attempt to identify the remains, the FBI was contacted and, after being provided with the information, was able to complete a facial reconstruction.
Anyone with information regarding a possible identification of the victim is asked to call Detective Bill Gordon at (757) 928-4200 or Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.