POSTED: Monday, August 6, 2012 --- 10:00 a.m.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Thirty-six years after a skull, arm bone and two bone chips were discovered in a Waukesha field, new tools may finally put a name to the Jane Doe who was buried in a simple ceremony in the city cemetery.
Waukesha County Deputy Medical Examiner Kathryn Dougherty hopes to tap into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, which compares case reports of unidentified human remains against reports of missing persons, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
The Waukesha remains were found in 1976 by a National Guardsman in a field near the Guard armory in Waukesha. They are believed to be that of a woman probably younger than 40 who had died no more than 10 years earlier.
After the remains are exhumed, they'll be sent for DNA testing.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com
Copyright 2012: Associated Press