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State hopes to close cold cases with release of facial models

Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner this week unveiled the facial approximations of eight individuals found dead across the commonwealth from 1972 to 2014, but not yet identified.

The facial models represent the five men and three women, including one woman whose remains were found in York County in 1972. There are currently 283 unidentified people statewide, with some remains dating back to the 1960s.

“We hope that by presenting the facial approximations to the public someone will recognize one of these individuals as a long lost loved one,” said Chief Medical Examiner William Gormley, PhD, MD. “We’re working with local law enforcement authorities to help identify these individuals, and we encourage anyone with information that may lead to identifying these individuals profiled to contact us.”

In the York County case, the remains of a black female were found in a wooded area off Waller Mill Road on Nov. 29, 1972. She is believed to have been 25-45 ...

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