Jewelry may help to identify skeletal remains

Jewelry may help to identify skeletal remains

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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office say that a piece of jewelry recovered at the scene where skeletal remains were found on Friday may hold a key in helping to positively identify the bones.

After analysis by the Orange County Medical Examiner, it is believed that the bones are those of a black female between the ages of 20 and 30.  There does not appear to be any obvious sign of foul play, a spokesperson with the Sheriff's Office tells FOX 35. 

A road construction crew discovered a skull while working on an expansion of Hackney Prairie Road late Friday morning.  On Saturday, a forensics team with the Sheriff's Office collected additional bones, which are believed to have been at that location between four months to a year.

Over the weekend, detectives confirmed there was no connection between the skeletal remains and Tracy Ocasio, an Ocoee woman who disappeared in 2009.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on this discovery to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 407-254-7000 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

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