Unidentified White Female Found September 22, 1991 near Mount Jewett, McKean County
Vital Statistics State of Remains: only the skull cap was found Estimated Age: between 15 and 30, but likely between 20 and 25 years old. Estimated Time of Death: at least 3 years, possibly as long as 15 years prior to being found. DNA: Available Dentals: Not Available
Case Details On Sunday afternoon, September 22, 1991, a woman walking through the woods near her Hamlin Twp home,found a skull cap which she turned over to the police. The area is close to the intersection of Route 6 and Route 219, near Mount Jewett. The skull was examined by the anthropology department at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, who determined that the skull was human. A fracture found in the skull indicated that foul play had been involved. The skull was also examined by anthropologist Dr Dennis Dirkmaat at Mercyhurst College in Erie, who said that the skull appeared to have been pierced by a bullet. On Friday, May 8, 1992 a search of the area where the skull was found was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Cattaraugus County (NY) Sheriff's Department, who brought a dog trained to search for human remains. No additional remains were found.
Google Earth image of the approximate location of the skullcap. Searches were conducted roughly 1 mile north of Route 6 and 100 yards east of Route 219. Click on the image for an enlarged view.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
McKean County Coroner's Office 814-368-6337 or Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Ray email or
Pennsylvania State Police Kane Barracks 814-778-5555
Sources NamUs Pittsburgh Post Gazette Indiana Gazette The Buffalo News