Sacramento County sheriff's investigators on Saturday released new details about a possible homicide victim and are asking the public for help identifying the woman, whose body was found last month by a fisherman in the Mokelumne River.
Detectives began their investigation April 8 when the body was discovered along the 150 block of Brannan Island Road in south Sacramento County, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton said in a news release. At that time, they did not know the person's age, sex or race.
Investigators have since determined the remains were those of a woman whom they described as Caucasian or Hispanic with light skin, age 25-40 with a medium build and shoulder-length brown or auburn hair. Her ears were double-pierced but she was not wearing earrings when her body was found, Hampton said. She was wearing a gray tongue stud with round ball ends.
A forensic sketch artist provided a rendering that shows gaps between the woman's upper and lower front teeth.
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The Sheriff's Department says the woman may have disappeared in March.
The Sacramento County Coroner's Office and crime lab continue to examine the remains to identify the woman, Hampton said. Meanwhile, detectives are asking anyone with information about her to call 916-874-5115. Tips may be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or through the P3 Tips app on mobile devices.