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Detectives create clay likeness in effort to ID remains found in north Raleigh

Posted February 17, 2016 8:24 a.m. EST

— Police have created a possible likeness of the person whose remains were found last year in a wooded area in north Raleigh.

In May 2015, Raleigh police officers responded to a report of human remains in a wooded area along the 3400 block of West Millbrook Road. Investigators determined there were no signs of foul play, but the remains were not identified.

The remains were located among debris that might have once been an encampment, police said. Other evidence gathered at the scene indicated the person was likely a white male who was roughly 5-foot-8 and approximately 50 years old. His death probably occurred several months before the remains were discovered.

Detectives used a forensic artist from South Carolina to produce a clay model that provides a scientifically based likeness of the man's appearance.

Anyone with information that might help detectives with the investigation should call the Raleigh Police Department tip line at 919-834-4357.