On December 10 officers with the Oregon State Police responded to a remote area of heavily forested woodland off of Highway 18 in the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor in Lincoln County where they recovered the remains of a young girl.
Yesterday officers announced that they are seeking assistance from the public to identify the girl.
Based on the condition of her remains, investigators are estimating that she may have been dead for at least 30 days before being found.
It is estimated that she was somewhere between the age of 6.5 and 10-years-old and somewhere between 3'10" and 4'6" tall with long dark brown or black hair. A DNA analysis to determine her ethnicity and origin is still pending.
Captain Timothy Fox spoke with KPTV and said, "Right now in the investigation, it's just at that really tough point. And anything that the public can help with - we don't have any missing person report of anybody in that age."
Cause and manner of death have not yet been released, but Fox did say, "there is someone out there that has done something that I would consider not to be good. There is crimes that have been committed. So we'll have to wait and determine how and the why and some of those kinds of questions later."
Officers are asking that anyone with information contact them at (800) 442-0776 or by dialing *677 from a cell phone.