Police hope dental records, personal items lead to ID of human remains found in Woodbury
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WOODBURY - Police are hoping dental records and personal items will help them identify human remains found in Woodbury last week.
The remains, found by two men near the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, are believed to be female. Investigators say they found female clothing, a purse and jewelry near the remains last Friday.
On Saturday, authorities found more bones believed to be from the same woman not far from where the first set of remains were found. Police say the remains and belongings match those of a woman who is 25 to 30 years old.
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Officials believe the body was dumped in the woods near the Woodbury Commons Outlets about a year ago. So far, investigators say the remains do not match the description of any local missing persons, including missing Edgemont native Lauren Spierer.
Investigators are searching for matching missing persons from both international and national databases.
Woodbury police say they'll know more information after a scheduled autopsy on Tuesday. After police receive the results, they say they will release photographs of the personal items found with the remains in hope that someone will recognize the items.