Dental records needed for ID |

Dental records needed for ID

Investigators will have to rely on dental records to identify human remains found in Nevada City, city police Chief Lou Trovato said Thursday.

Also Thursday, a forensic doctor conducted an autopsy to find what killed the person whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in a thicket of blackberries on Nevada Street. It was not clear when results will be available.

The body was found with long hair and may be that of a woman, but “because of the decomposition, it’s difficult to tell,” Trovato said.

Investigators are trying to get dental records to positively identify the body, which apparently had been in the bushes for several weeks. Police also are looking at missing persons reports in their effort to identify the person, he said.

Dr. Donald Henrikson, a coroner who contracts with Nevada, Placer and other counties, performed the autopsy in Placer County.


To contact staff writer Trina Kleist, e-mail or call 477-4231.

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