YPSO, JCC Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Skeletal Remains

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Facial models were rendered of a pair of skeletal remains found in the Historic Triangle. (submitted)
Facial models were rendered of a pair of skeletal remains found in the Historic Triangle. (submitted)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and James City County Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance identifying human remains found in the Historic Triangle.

On Tuesday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond unveiled eight facial models of unidentified individuals whose remains were found throughout Virginia between 1972 and 2014.

One set of remains was found in James City County on Nov. 11, 1976, along the bank of the York River, about 10 miles south of West Point.

The unidentified male is believed to be between 25 and 60 years of age, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9, or Asian, Hispanic or Native American ancestry with a shoe size of 9.5 or 10. He was also likely “pigeon-toed” on at least his right foot.

His cause of death is unknown and is currently being investigated. Anyone with information about his identity or the circumstances of his discovery is asked to call 757-253-1800.

Another set of remains was found in a wooded area at the end of Waller Mill Road in York County on Nov. 29, 1972.

The remains were initially believed to belong to a Caucasian female who was between 25 and 45 years of age. However, facial reconstruction and an anthropological review in 2014 determined she was a female with African ancestry between 25 and 35 years of age. She was between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8.

Anyone with information of the possible identity of this person is asked to call the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office at 757-890-3630.