UPDATE - February 26, 2018, Update for Unidentified Remains - Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K, Philadelphia
In January 2016, hikers walking in a wooded area along a trail in Ridley Creek State Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania discovered human remains. The body was fully clothed in cold weather attire. As a result of a full anthropological examination the remains are believed to be those of a 25-45 year old white female, approximately 5’2” to 5’10” tall. Three notable rings were found with the unknown female (a gold Irish Claddagh ring, a gold initial ring bearing the initial “C”, and a gold diamond ring.)
Additionally, an Isotope Analysis was conducted on the remains, and the results indicated that the decedent was born and resided in the Northeast Region of the United States, with a strong probability of the decedent originating from Pennsylvania or an Adjacent State.
An updated facial reconstruction of the remains was conducted based on the results of the anthropological examination and the isotope analysis.
The Pennsylvania State Police are requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to identify the unknown female.
Media Release #1982 - Unidentified Female Remains – Edgemont Township, Delaware County, PA
The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K, Media, and the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, continue their investigation of unidentified remains found in Ridley Creek State Park, Edgemont Township, Delaware County, PA.
In January 2016, hikers walking in a wooded area along a trail in Ridley State Park, discovered remains. The unidentified body is a White/Female, 25-40 years old, 5’3” – 5’10” in height, and brown hair. The body was fully clothed in cold weather attire. Numerous items were discovered near her body; including a blanket, a box cutter, three rings (gold Irish Claddagh ring, gold initial ring bearing the initial “C”, and gold ring with the engraved initials of “C.A. or C.R." on the interior), two backpacks, two pairs of shoes (size 9 black boots and size 9 grey and purple Sketchers running shoes), and two empty pill bottles. She is believed to have died sometime in 2014.
The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit and the Florida Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science, University of South Florida, have developed a facial reconstruction of the unidentified female. The Pennsylvania State Police are requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to identify the unknown female.
If you have information pertaining to the identity of the unknown female, please call the Pennsylvania State Police; Trooper Andrew Martin & Trooper Mark Gibble, or Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477). All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.