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Help sought in 2007 Oxon Hill killing

Matt Zapotosky

Police in Prince George's County are looking for help identifying the victim of a 2007 homicide in Oxon Hill.

On Thursday, authorities released a composite sketch of the woman, whose body was discovered Oct. 9, 2007, under a temporary building at Barnaby Manor Elementary School in the 2400 block of Owens Road.


Sketches of the victim. (Pr. George's Police)

The woman's remains were severely decomposed, police said, and the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.

A forensic anthropologist determined that the body was that of a biracial female who was likely 26 or 27 years old and stood between 5 ft. 6 in. or 5 ft. 7 in. tall.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit at (301) 772-4927.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  | October 7, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  Cold Cases, Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Comments

Someone's child. So sad.

Posted by: brandip_77 | October 7, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Living on the edge...

Posted by: demtse | October 8, 2010 6:58 AM | Report abuse

http://cms.princegeorgescountymd.gov/policenews/default.aspx?itemid=2872

Apparently no mention of clothing, jewelry, accessories, etc.

Hopefully this information is easily available to other police depts across the country in case this young woman was not from the area. There are also a lot of cold-case hobbyists who do amateur sleuthing on cases like this one.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | October 8, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

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