Police hope sketch will help ID embalmed head

AP News
Posted: Dec 17, 2014 9:36 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are hoping that a sketch artist's rendering will help them identify the embalmed head of a woman found in the woods last week.

Economy Borough police Chief Michael O'Brien tells The Associated Press that the drawing isn't completed, but will be released to media outlets once it is.

The head appears to be that of woman in her late 60s or early 70s, but police have no idea where it's from — especially since it was embalmed.

The chief says: "What's bizarre is not that we've found a head, it's that we've found a head that's embalmed."

Police are contacting medical schools to see if the head is from a cadaver, and are entering DNA into an FBI database for missing persons.