Unidentified White Female Found September 22, 1991 near Mount Jewett, McKean County
Vital Statistics State of Remains: only the skull cap was found Estimated Age: between 15 and 30, but likely between 20 and 25 years old. Estimated Time of Death: at least 3 years, possibly as long as 15 years prior to being found. Cause of Death: the skull appeared to have been pierced by a bullet
Case Details On Sunday afternoon, September 22, 1991, a woman walking through the woods near her Hamlin home, near Mount Jewett, found a skull cap which she turned over to the police. The skull was examined by the anthropology department at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, who determined that the skull was human. A fracture found in the skull indicated that foul play had been involved. The skull was also examined by anthropologist Dr Dennis Dirkmaat at Mercyhurst College in Erie. Dr Dirkmaat determined that the skull had been exposed to the weather for longer than a year but less than 5 years. On Friday, May 8, 1992 a search of the area where the skull was found was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Cattaraugus County (NY) Sheriff's Department, who brought a dog trained to search for human remains. No additional remains were found.
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McKean County Coroner's Office 814-368-6337 or Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Ray email