Sketch released of woman whose remains were found in suitcase along I-985

Sketch of victim found in suitcase on I-985

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Details surrounding a woman's death are being pieced together with hopes of finding her identity.

On July 29, 2016, police found a suitcase that contained a skull and bones along I-985 around 11 a.m. by a Department of Transportation worker.

"It was so far into the woods that it was not possible that it was thrown from a moving car. It was taken into the woods by somebody on purpose," Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

Since then, the skeletal remains have been examined by a forensic anthropologist who was able to release more detailed information.  The woman was in her 20's, 5'1" – 5'5" tall and was either White or probably Asian Indian or Eastern Indian. The examination showed she had signs of healed injuries to her ribs on the left side of her body and some spinal fusion with slight Scoliosis that she may or may not have known about. 

Police said she was wearing a black Miley Cyrus hoodie, large in size; a black PINK by Victoria's Secret pair of sweat pants with the words "LOVE PINK" on the leg, small in size; a pink pair of 2014 Women's Nike Air Max Cage, size 7. They provided images of the items that are not the actual clothes found.

"Several families have come forward saying, 'I think it's my missing loved one.' They've given us DNA, they've given us photos, but none of those have panned out, not only here in Gwinnett but in Metro Atlanta," Cpl. Pihera said.

And according to police, the woman's remains do not match any missing person cases in Gwinnett County. 

"This person, this victim, might be estranged from their family, but they still need closure and we need to figure out how we can solve this," Cpl. Pihera said. 

The cause of death is still being determined.

PHOTOS | Skull found along I-985

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