KBI and Osage County Sheriff's Office Request Assistance to Identify the Remains of a Woman Found at Melvern Lake


OSAGE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Osage County Sheriff’s Office have requested the public’s assistance in identifying the remains of a woman found Thursday, Aug. 25 at Melvern Lake. It is believed the woman was the victim of a homicide.

Forensic anthropology experts from the Washburn University Anthropology Department assisted law enforcement in studying the remains. They reported that the remains are:

Race: Likely Hispanic (however, White cannot be ruled out)
Age Range: 35-50 years of age (but could potentially be 30-65 years of age)
Height: 5-foot-2 inches to 5-foot-8 inches tall (but could potentially be 5-foot-1 inches to 5-foot-9 inches)
Time death occurred: Likely between April 2017 and July 2017 (but could potentially have occured late Fall 2016 - July 2017)

KBI agents and Osage County Sheriff’s deputies are also releasing information about the woman’s clothing and jewelry to hopefully aid in identifying the victim.

Shirt size- small, brand "No Boundaries"
Pants size- 32x30, brand "Helix"
Bra size- 44, brand "Fruit of the Loom"

a silver ring that spells "love" in cursive writing
a gold or bronze ring with a red stone
gold or bronze framed eyeglasses

Photos of jewelry and glasses are below

Anyone who believes they can help identify this woman, or who has information about this crime, is asked to contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

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