Skeletal remains belong to "malnourished child" | Crime
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - The Opelika Police department has received an update on the skeletal remains found off of Hurst Street in January.
The report, sent by the local Federal Bureau of Investigations Office from their laboratories in Quantico, Virginia, sheds more light on who the remains found on January 28 may have belonged to.
The report indicated the remains were that of an African-American female about 4 to 7 years of age. The bones also appeared to be under developed, consistent with malnutrition.
Additional testing of the remains is pending.
The Opelika Police Department began an investigation on January 28 after a human skull was discovered at a lot in the Brook Haven Trailer Park on Hurst Street. Two days later, additional skeletal remains were located nearby.
The case remains under investigation by Opelika Police, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Lee County Coroner's office.
Additional details are not available.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665 or the Lee County Coroner’s Office at (334)737-3620.
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