A set of human remains were found in a wooded area in Dedham, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.
“We are trying to establish the identity of a young woman who was found in Dedham earlier this week," Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said at a news conference Friday afternoon.
The remains were found earlier this week in a wooded area off High Street.
"We're not here to say this is a homicide," Morrissey noted. "But it is an area that is isolated and out of the way...we are concerned."
Investigators say the woman is in her late teens or early 20s. She is black and roughly 5-feet, 6-inches tall, according to the anthropologist working with Dedham police.
Police say she was wearing a Marist College sweatshirt similar to one shown by police at the press conference.
The jewelry found was a bracelet that says ‘peace’ and a ring. There was also a pair of nondescript sweat pants.
“We do not know the cause or manner of her death at this time, we are merely asking the public’s help in identifying the woman,” police said.