Tennessee

Bones in suitcase still a mystery but new leads investigated

  • This artist rendering made by Steve Missal for the Gwinnett County Medical Office shows a sketch of woman whose skull and bones were found in a suitcase along a Georgia interstate northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County police told news outlets Tuesday, Jan 11, 2017, that a forensic anthropologist examined the remains, which were discovered by a state constructor worker. Authorities also believe the woman had suffered from slight scoliosis and had signs of healed rib injury. (Steve Missal via AP)

    This artist rendering made by Steve Missal for the Gwinnett County Medical Office shows a sketch of woman whose skull and bones were found in a suitcase along a Georgia interstate northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County police told news outlets Tuesday, Jan 11, 2017, that a forensic anthropologist examined the remains, which were discovered by a state constructor worker. Authorities also believe the woman had suffered from slight scoliosis and had signs of healed rib injury. (Steve Missal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This artist rendering made by Steve Missal for the Gwinnett County Medical Office shows a sketch of woman whose skull and bones were found in a suitcase along a Georgia interstate northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County police told news outlets Tuesday, Jan 11, 2017, that a forensic anthropologist examined the remains, which were discovered by a state constructor worker. Authorities also believe the woman had suffered from slight scoliosis and had signs of healed rib injury. (Steve Missal via AP)

    This artist rendering made by Steve Missal for the Gwinnett County Medical Office shows a sketch of woman whose skull and bones were found in a suitcase along a Georgia interstate northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County police told news outlets Tuesday, Jan 11, 2017, that a forensic anthropologist examined the remains, which were discovered by a state constructor worker. Authorities also believe the woman had suffered from slight scoliosis and had signs of healed rib injury. (Steve Missal via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.