Skeletal Remains Discovery Becomes Suspicious Death Case in Stafford
The sheriff's office says the autopsy report indicates the bones were of a female between the age of 25 and 40.
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is treating the Aug. 16 discovery of skeletal remains in a wooded area near the off ramp of exit 140 on Interstate 95 as a suspicious death case because of evidence found at the scene.
Bill Kennedy, spokesman for the sheriff's office, declined to say what evidence was found at the scene besides the bones. Virginia State Police will continue to work with Stafford detectives on the case, Kennedy said. A truck driver who pulled over in the northbound lanes found the bones, Kennedy said.
Kennedy said the autopsy report indicates that the skeletal remains are that of a female in the age range of 25 to 40.
"The remains had been in the area where they were located for at least one year, possibly much longer," he said. "Due to the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation no other information is available at this time."
Related Content: Human Skeletal Remains Found in Stafford County
Want Fredericksburg news and information in your inbox? Learn more about free newsletters here.