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Sheriff: Severed head found belonged to white female

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A preliminary forensic investigation has been released on the human head found in Cameron Parish last week.

On Thursday, a badly decomposed severed human head was found south of Hackberry in Cameron Parish on the shoulder of Hwy. 27, according to  Sheriff Ron Johnson. The head was decomposed, and identification of the victim was turned over to the coroner. Investigators believe it had been out there months, not years, but a final determination will be made by the coroner, he said.

Today, the sheriff's office released the coroner's preliminary investigation on the head. It is believed that the victim was a white female 25-40 years of age with auburn or brown hair, stated the sheriff. The victim has had extensive dental work done and there was no apparent trauma to the skull. 

This is preliminary forensic investigation findings, according to the sheriff. Confirmation of these findings will hopefully be confirmed through faces, he added.

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