Vermont state police now say a skull found along a roadside in southern Vermont last winter was from a woman of Asian descent.
A passerby discovered the skull on an embankment in Danby. Police and forensic experts have been investigating ever since, but have answered few questions about who the person was or the cause of death.
Police say a new analysis by anthropologists at the University of North Texas indicates the skull was that of a woman of Asian descent, believed to have been between 21 and 40 years old when she died.
An earlier analysis pointed to a white woman, and police were investigating whether the skull might belong to either Brianna Maitland, missing since 2004 from Montgomery, or Heidi Wilbur, missing since 1991 from Middletown Springs.
Despite this new analysis pointing to an Asian woman, police say, "While the examination results are helpful, it would not be appropriate to categorically eliminate any possible victim at this time."
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