Facial Sketch Released in Skeletal Remains Case

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. -- Authorities hope a facial sketch released Monday based on the skeletal remains of a woman will lead to her identification.

A hiker in the Angeles National Forest found the remains under a grove of trees at Big Tujunga Canyon Road, near mile marker 3.57, on the afternoon of Dec. 20, 2007, said Ed Winter of the coroner's office. The area is about six miles east of Sunland.

Officials released an artist's drawing of what the woman's face might have looked like. She was believed to be white or Hispanic, 40 to 55 years old and from 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Anyone with information about the woman was urged to call coroner's Investigator Daniel Machian, 323-343-0754; or the Coroner Investigations Division, 323-343-0714.

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