Army CID seeking help in identifying remains found on JBLM in 2010

Staff writerSeptember 12, 2013 

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is offering a $15,000 reward to anyone who can help identify skeletal remains of a Jane Doe found on property belonging to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2010.

The skull of an adult female, about 25 to 40-years-old, was found inside of Training Area 9 near state Route 507 in Spanaway, on Oct. 13, 2010. After an extensive search of the area by Army CID and other law enforcement agencies, two vertebrae were recovered at the scene, however, the rest of the woman's remains have never been found.

Army CID is releasing a forensic reconstruction of what the woman may have looked like, in the hope that someone might recognize her. The most identifiable feature that may lead to her identity is a defect on the victim's front tooth on the lower jaw, according to a news release.

Army CID cautions that the forensic facial reconstruction being released to the public may not be an exact likeness of the deceased.

The victim's race is still unknown, and it is possible she could have been of mixed ancestry, according to the news release. The Office of the Armed Forces Medial Examiner estimates the victim may have died between April and June of 2010.

Anyone with information about the woman or the circumstances surrounding her death is encouraged to call JBLM CID at 253-229-3526, or 253-967-3151, or call the Military Police Desk at 253-967-7113. Persons with information can also email the CID Crime Tips at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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