A body found in a Bibb County field nearly one year ago remains unidentified.
For nearly 365 days, Captain Shermaine Jones with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office has been trying to figure out whose body was found off Feagin Road in South Bibb County on May 12, 2016 and how it got there.
"Not being able to identify someone is very troubling for law enforcement as a whole," says Captain Jones.
According to Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley, the head was separated from the body when the remains were found.
Captain Jones says investigators don't know how long the body had been there, but Miley estimates about a week.
According to Captain Jones, the initial crime lab tests say that the body belongs to a black female.
Chief Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says there were still clothes on the woman's body and she had a gun shot wound to her head.
"It was definitely a violent death. There's things that took place with the body that we know had to have occurred during a crime," says Captain Jones.
The Bibb County Sheriff's office is investigating this case as a homicide, but Captain Jones could not elaborate any further.
"At this point, we have to depend on science," says Captain Jones.
Captain Jones says he hopes that further testing on the remains could provide some answers, like how old the woman was or if there is any DNA from a potential suspect.
"As an investigator, it's very irritating that we don't have closure on this case. We kind of pride ourselves in bringing results and closure to cases early on," says Captain Jones.
And while Jones says they haven't received any tips or leads from the public in the last year, he hopes it won't be another 12 months before they can wrap up this cold case.
If you have any information on this case, you can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.
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