Skeleton found in Ga. woods believed to be young female



NAHUNTA, Ga. -- A skeleton found Tuesday in south Georgia’s Brantley County is now thought to be that of a white female between 14 and 26, officials say.

Hunters found the skeleton in woods off Georgia Highway 110 north of the Atkinson community about 3 p.m. Tuesday and informed the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office, said Mike McDaniel, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Kingsland office.

The Sheriff’s Office and GBI collected the remains and sent them to a crime lab where tests yielded the possible age range and the race and sex of the victim, the GBI said.

McDaniel did not provide information on the cause of death or whether the preliminary tested had provided one.

McDaniel said his office has contacting law enforcement agencies in the area to let them make comparisons with missing persons files.

Investigators, who spent three days working the scene were hampered by strong thunderstorms. Cadaver dogs were at the scene Thursday morning to make sure no clues had been missed.