Facial renderings of female remains found in West Chester. (Butler Co. Coroner/ Falsetti Strategic Analytics)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Do you recognize this face?
That's the question Butler County Coroner Lisa Mannix hopes to answer through a facial rendering of human remains found in West Chester Township.
Hikers discovered the remains in a wooded area near Tylersville and Cincinnati-Dayton roads on March 7. The coroner later determined they belonged to a woman who most likely died within the past six months.
For some business owners the news is still unsettling. Mandy Watts is the owner of Mandy's dog-o-mat. Her business isn't far from the scene.
“West Chester is a great community. We've been here for five years and it's concerning to me. I have a lot of clients that come through here. And West Chester isn't a bad area at all,” said Watts. "I know that things like this don't happen all the time and I'm hoping whoever this lady belongs to can have closure."
An Arizona company used the biological profile and skeletal remains to create an image of what the woman might have looked like.
The woman was most likely between the age of 35 and 60, according to the coroner. It's believed she was in the West Chester area in the late autumn of 2014.
No forms identification were found on or near the remains, but two pairs of eyeglasses, gloves, a water bottle and a denim cloth bag were discovered in the area. Officials said those items are not necessarily associated with the case.
“There are great success stories for this happening, to get a match happen. I'm hoping that we have that success story,” said Mannix.
The woman was white with medium brown hair and stood between 5' 3” and 5'9”, according to the coroner's analysis. She also wore full upper and lower dentures.
Her cause of death has not been determined.
An unidentified profile for the woman has been uploaded to the National Unidentified and Missing Persons Database.
Anyone with information to assist in identifying the individual is asked to contact West Chester Police at 513-759-7270 or Dr. Mannix's office at 513-785-5860.