Danby, Vt. - On Thursday, Vermont State Police detectives along with members of the State Police Human Remain Detection K-9s searched the area along the roadside of Danby Hill Road in Danby where a skull was found on February 12, 2012.
After examination by anthropologists with University of North Texas, the skull is reported to be that of a female between the ages of 21 - 40 who would have presented as Asian descent.
Police say a DNA analysis is under way, however due to the deterioration of the skull identification may be difficult and could take some time.
Police say nothing of significance was located or collected during Thursday's search. A search of the area was also conducted at the time of the initial discovery in February, but due to frost was not successful in locating any indication of more remains. Thursday was a continuation of that initial search under more favorable conditions.
Detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation say the investigation will continue to bring the case to a resolution and hopefully find closure for the victim and their family.
Anyone with information please contact Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by texting "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS or through our online form at www.vtips.info.