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Sheriffs Office seeks help in identifying remains
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Human remains were found in October in East Hall County and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office is now seeking help identifying the person.

Homeowners found what they believed to be human remains Oct. 9 at a home off M. Bailey Road. Deputies responded, and the remains were taken to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination, said Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

“They were walking their property and discovered these remains,” Bailes said.

Around 70 percent of the skeletal remains, including a skull, were intact when transporting them to the medical examiner.

“Once it’s there, they call in an anthropologist to examine the bones, and then they give us this determination of race, gender and then specifics,” Bailes said.

It appears the person, based on the anthropologist’s findings, was a middle-aged black woman between 5 feet and 5 feet 3 inches tall. Her knees showed deterioration, meaning she may have had trouble walking.

She was wearing a 3XL forest green hooded sweatshirt, a blue fleece jacket and 4XL dark athletic pants. She also was wearing a stocking cap.

No other personal effects were located with the body, Bailes said, in identifying the woman.

The sheriff’s office reports she was likely dead at least a year and probably died in the fall or winter based on the clothing.

Anyone with information should call the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-536-8812 or the anonymous tip line at 770-503-3232.