The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman whose remains were found last year in the Angeles National Forest after the Station fire.
Coroner’s officials on Wednesday released a composite sketch of the Jane Doe, who officials believe was a white or Latino woman between the age of 20 and 40 at the time of death. The sketch was created using clay reconstruction technology.
The woman’s skull was found on Dec. 26 in the burned-out area below Angeles Forest Highway, two days after hikers discovered a male skull with an apparent bullet hole in the same area, officials said.
After the first discovery, forensic experts scoured the site with cadaver dogs who located the second skull, officials said. Examination of the other bones found near the skulls led forensic experts to conclude the remains were of a man and a woman.
Several pieces of jewelry were found near the woman’s remains, including a gold-colored necklace and three gold-colored rings with multi-colored stones, officials said.