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The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department is still working to identify a human skull that was found in a rural area west of Viola almost two years ago. Anthropologists determined the skull belonged to an African-American woman who was about 16-22 years old.
Sheriff's Captain Greg Pollock said an FBI laboratory did a facial reconstruction for the skull, and the photo of the reconstruction was released Wednesday. Pollock said anyone who recognizes the woman should call the sheriff's office at 660-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.
Pollock said it's not known how the woman died, and until she is identified, it's not clear if a crime has occurred. It is not known how the woman's remains ended up in southwest Sedgwick County.
The skull was found in April 2011 in the 10,000 block of South 343rd Street West. Anthropology students searched the area in May of 2011 and found a human bone fragment, believed to be a leg bone, but it's not known if that is related to the skull. Nothing else has been found in the area.
Pollock said investigators have checked missing person reports, and they have talked to other law enforcement agencies, but no connection has been found to the skull. He said a DNA profile is being created.