Investigators seek dental records on Nevada City body |

Investigators seek dental records on Nevada City body

A forensic doctor conducted an autopsy today to find what killed a still-unidentified person whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in Nevada City.

The body was found with long hair and may be that of a woman, Nevada City Police Chief Lou Trovato said today. “Because of the decomposition, it’s difficult to tell.”

Police also are looking at missing persons reports in their effort to identify the person, Trovato said.

Meanwhile, investigators are trying to get dental records to positively identify the person whose body had been decomposing in a thicket of blackberry bushes on Nevada Street, apparently for several weeks.

Dr. Donald Henrikson, a coroner who contracts with Nevada, Placer and other counties, performed the autopsy in Placer County. It is not clear when results will be made available, Trovato said.

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