- The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun.
Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age. DNA testing can determine eye, skin and hair color, as well as genetic ancestry and face shape.
Sheriff's Detective Pete Vergos tells USA Today Network-Wisconsin that learning the woman's identity is the first step in determining what happened to her.
The woman's body was kept in the Fond du Lac County morgue for three years before her remains were buried at Cattaragus Cemetery just before Christmas in 2011.
|Story By: Associated Press