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Chief Medical Examiner seeks public's help to identify skeletal remains

The remains of a mid-20s to mid-30s year old male of mixed ethnicity (possibly Hispanic) who was approximately 57 tall. Deputies discovered the remains on April 1, 2012 in a wooded area near the 300 block of Timber Road, Cana, VA. (Case #W203-12)
The remains of a mid-20s to mid-30s year old male of mixed ethnicity (possibly Hispanic) who was approximately 57 tall. Deputies discovered the remains on April 1, 2012 in a wooded area near the 300 block of Timber Road, Cana, VA. (Case #W203-12) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

RICHMOND (WSLS 10) - The Chief Medical Examiner unveiled Tuesday the facial approximations of eight individuals found dead in the central Virginia area, but who have not yet been identified.

The facial models represent the five men and three women whose remains were found in separate locations between 1972 and 2014.

There are currently 283 unidentified people statewide, with some remains dating back to the 1960s.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has presented the facial approximations of unidentified individuals from across the Commonwealth at previous press conferences.

Forensic anthropologists and artists with the FBI's Forensic Anthropology Services and Forensic Imaging Unit constructed the facial approximations.

Photographs of the facial approximations have been entered into the case files of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Systems (NamUs). NamUs is a web-based computer search engine funded by the National Institute of Justice to facilitate matching missing and unidentified persons.

Anyone with information about the possible identity of any of these cases is asked to call the Western District, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at (540) 561-6615.

To see the full list of facial approximations online, click here.