|The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying these pieces of jewelry, which were found with the remains of a Caucasian female, between the ages of 35 and 45, found at the Ord Bend Park in Glenn County, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2012. The case is being treated as a homicide. Photo courtesy of the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.|
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of jewelry found last week near the skeletal remains of a female homicide victim in the hopes that the public can help identify the woman.
Last Friday, a Glenn County Public Works Department employee and a county inmate worker discovered the remains while doing cleanup at Ord Bend Park, located on the banks of the Sacramento River, as Lake County News has reported.
Sheriff Larry Jones said the bones were discovered over an embankment at the east end of the Ord Bend Park, near the river and east of the boat ramp.
Glenn County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene also discovered additional bones, and declared the area a crime scene, according to Jones.
Jones reported that a forensic anthropologist identified the remains as belonging to a Caucasian female between the ages of 35 and 45.
He said the case is being investigated as a homicide, with the remains of the woman – classified currently as a Jane Doe – believed to have been at the park several months.
On Tuesday Jones’ office released a photograph of jewelry that is believed to have been on the victim at the time she was placed at the location where her remains were found.
He said they found one anklet, one bracelet and one earring, and seven rings.
Some of the jewelry was still attached to remains; the majority were recovered during the processing of the scene, Jones said.
Anyone with pertinent information regarding the jewelry is asked to contact Det. Greg Felton or Det. Kelly Knight of the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-934-6431.