NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Human Remains Found Near Casper’s Park
SANTA ANA, Calif. – (June 27, 2014) – On January 6, 2014, unidentified female remains were found in Casper’s Wilderness Park (Rural South East area of Orange County). Based on the preliminary investigation it is estimated that the remains may have been exposed to the elements for a period of at least six months. After preliminary testing, it has been determined that the remains are of a petite female, at least thirty years of age, shoulder length wavy dark brown hair with light colored highlights. Using these characteristics, the below sketches are an artist’s rendition of what she may have resembled. The decedent had a very distinct gold colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life.
· A size small, dark colored windbreaker type of jacket with snaps, manufactured by Auburn Sportswear. The front right side of the jacket has the embroidered words “Coach Williams” on it and the front left side of the jacket has a logo depicting a volley ball or a water polo ball.
· A pair of dark colored athletic yoga style pants made of spandex/cotton with light colored stripes down the side of both legs and a rear positioned zipper. The inseam measured approximately 29”-30”.
· A pinkish speckled short sleeved or tank top t-shirt with a black line design
· A bright green hair “scrunchie” band (not in shown in above photograph)
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.