Police trying to ID remains of woman found in Passaic River in Newark

Police are trying to identify the remains of a woman recovered from the Passaic River in Newark.

In 2013, the body of a black woman with curly black hair was recovered. She was 30-50 years old when she died, 5 feet 4 inches and 140 pounds.

The New Jersey State Police created a clay rendition of her face and a sketch based on the skull.

The woman was found wearing thermal clothing and distinctive Ethiopian jewelry.

She was wearing a chain link with a black cross pendant, as well as three necklaces with multicolored ribbons of red, yellow and green. The ribbons held three charms reminiscent of Ethiopian crosses. Each had a different design.

She also wore metal hoop earrings.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call (973) 621-4111 or (609) 882-2000.
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