Bones in suitcase still a mystery but new leads investigated

ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities are getting fresh leads on the possible identity of a woman whose skull and bones were found inside a suitcase along a Georgia freeway outside Atlanta.

Ted Bailey, an investigator with the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner, says authorities will check out a tip from a relative about a missing female from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He said they’re also looking into information about a missing female from Virginia.

The new leads came in Wednesday, shortly after Gwinnett County police released a sketch of the woman.

Her bones were discovered by a worker along Interstate 985 in July. Police say the victim is believed to be in her 20s.

She was wearing a black Miley Cyrus hoodie and black Victoria’s Secret pants.

Investigators estimate the woman died about six months before being found.