FBI reconstructs face for skull found in 2010

The Shenandoah Valley-Herald

FORT VALLEY — The Federal Bureau of Investigations has completed a facial reconstruction of a partial human skull found in the George Washington National Forest almost six years ago.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office sent the skull to the FBI Academy in Quantico in January for the reconstruction. Turkey hunters found the skull in April 2010 in northern Fort Valley near the Warren County line.

According to the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, the skull, which is missing its lower jaw, belonged to a white man of European descent between the ages of 30 and 45.

A Smithsonian anthropologist determined that the skull had been exposed to the elements between 2005 and 2010, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the man died in that time range.

The skull showed no signs of trauma, and a cause of death has not been determined.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may be able to identify the skull to call 540-459-6100.

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