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Granville Authorities Hope New Composite Will Shed Light On 8-Month-Old Case

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GRANVILLE COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities hope a computer-enhanced image of a girl whose remains were found in Granville County will lead them to some answers in the case.

Two men were driving from Henderson to Durham on March 4, 2003, when they pulled over to the side of the road because their vehicle was overheating. They were retrieving water from a nearby dam when they found the body.

"She was not stabbed and she had not been beaten. That's a strange circumstance in that the body was just dumped," said Detective Danny Emory, of the Granville County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said the body was partially decomposed and did not have any evidence that could help investigators identify her.

"She had no tattoos and she had perfect teeth. [There was] no dental reconstruction to her teeth," Emory said.

Copies of the computer enhancement were circulated to hundreds of police agencies nationwide with no luck, but Emory hopes another nationwide circulation will finally break the case.

"Maybe this will regenerate some interest again, and maybe we can get her identified," he said.

The girl was believed to be between 10 to 15 years old.


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