Woman’s Skeletal Remains Found in Chester County

Woman's Skeletal Remains Found in Chester County

VALLEY TOWNSHIP, PA — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Valley Township Police Department announced the recovery of the partially decomposed body of a woman in Valley Township. They are asking for the public’s assistance in identification of the woman.

On October 29, 2019, civilians noticed human bones in a wooded area near the 500 block of East Glencrest Road in Valley Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Valley Township Police Officers and Chester County Detectives responded to the scene, as well as the Coroner’s Office.

Police discovered the bones and partially decomposed body of a woman. The woman was small in stature, age range of 16-40, and white or Latina. There were no signs of trauma. She was wearing a yellow and gray sweatshirt. On her right hip, she had a tattoo of a ram or the Capricorn symbol. (See photo)

Valley Township Police Chief Brian Newhall stated, “At this time, we have no indication of criminal activity. However, we need to identify this woman and alert her family.”

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The body does not match any known missing persons from Chester County. There was no identification on the body or in the surrounding area.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan stated, “This woman is somebody’s daughter, sister, or mother. We are asking for the public’s help to identify her and return her to her family.”

Anybody with any information can contact Chester County Detective Sergeant Tom Goggin at 610-344-6866 or Valley Township Police Officer James Chieffo at 610-383-7000.

Source: Chester County District Attorney Office
Image: Tattoo of a ram or the Capricorn symbol on woman’s right hip.

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